Silver Sustainability Award
2nd February 2018
The best of the South West was represented at the Tourism Awards on the evening of Thrsday 1st February at the Riviera International Centre, Torquay. We are so proud to say that on the night we won the Silver award for our efforts in Sustainable Tourism.
This award followed on from our success of winning a Gold award for Sustainability in the Bristol, Bath and Somerset tourism awards. Sustainability is important in every aspect of the day-to-day at Noah’s Ark. One third of the energy at the zoo comes from renewable resources, using a wind turbine, biomass boilers and solar panels. We also produce a large quantity of food for our animals on site. Noah’s Ark even helps out local businesses by recycling their waste products such as old carpet tubes and coffee sacks and leftover Christmas trees.
The latest sustainable initiative at Noah’s Ark saw the introduction of compostable packaging including compostable coffee cups, lids, takeaway boxes and straws. We are trying to do our bit to ensure none of our waste ends up in landfill.
Noah’s Ark is hugely devoted to passing on a passion for sustainability and teaching the next generation about the importance of protecting and conserving the natural world. We hold regular conservation events and have a free nature trail around the zoo. These events encourage children and their families to engage in the world around them and learn to protect it. Noah’s Ark is hosting BIAZA’s BioBlitz on Saturday 5th May which encourages families to get hands on and learn about the native wildlife in the UK.