Free Admission to the San Francisco Zoo!

By djsheryl on January 25, 2023
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Thursday, Feb 2, is Groundhog Day and the San Francisco Zoo is celebrating by offering free admission to anyone who will make a pledge to change one thing in their lifestyle to help the environment.

Here are a few suggestions from their website:

Be sure when using products containing palm oil that it is from sustainable sources, changes in this way helps wildlife. Palm oil is derived from tropical forests, with deforestation for this product destroying some of the world’s most biodiverse regions, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, home of endangered species, such as orangutans. Learn more.

Ride a bike rather than drive a car – save the environment by reducing noise and air pollution and conserve roadways.

Stop using single-use plastic – basically one-time usage, like a water bottle, plastic bag and food containers, that contain chemical additives, and plague our waterways and oceans, effecting wild and marine life.

Reduce, reuse and recycle – cut down on what you throw away, compost food items rather than throw in the trash, and recycle paper, plastic and glass.

Eat sustainable seafood – follow the Seafood Watch guidelines to know what fish and other seafood is sustainable, that is, harvested in a way that does not harm the environment.

Carry your own reusable mugs or drink containers rather than use throw-away coffee cups.

Looking for more ways to help the environment with one simple change? There are some great ideas here! More ideas here!

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