Managing energy is just one way to reduce the impact humans have on the environment. The introduction of energy conservation and efficiency programs are also essential to reduce carbon emissions.
Partners in Sustainability – DECCW Sustainability Advantage Program
Taronga has joined with Department of Environment Climate Change and Water’s Sustainability Advantage Program. The program helps businesses enhance their environmental performance. DECCW will assist Taronga via this program to use resources more efficiency, measure our carbon footprint and help manage carbon emissions and assist with staff engagement.
Being a Green Power Consumer
Both Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos buy Green Power, a practical and effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by supporting renewable electricity sources. Learn more about how you can be a part of this program or programs such as these.
Greening our Fleet
Taronga’s is working to ensure ther Zoos’ vehicles meet operational requirements and the expectations of our greener fleet plan. The aim of the plan is to identify opportunities to reduce fleet size, increase the efficiency of the fleet via more sustainable choices for replacement vehicles, promote a culture of vehicle sharing and look for areas where zero emissions electric vehicles can be utilised.
Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos also reduce travel by video linking the sites. This enables staff to conduct meetings without traveling.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo Solar Power Complex
In 1997 a Solar Energy Complex and kiosk was commissioned at Taronga Western Plains Zoo thanks to Essential Energy. In 1997 this complex was the only one of its kind in NSW, located in NSW. It demonstrates to visitors how solar technology is used to generate renewable energy.