5 ECO-RESPONSIBLE RESOLUTIONS TO ADOPT

The Holidays are behind us now and January is the ideal month for looking back at what we’ve accomplished over the last twelve months … it’s also the perfect time to make significant, positive changes, and not only for us!

Instead of the regular resolutions for the new year, your wallet or waistline in mind, in 2019, why not be original and make a special commitment that will have a positive effect on our wildlife? Each small gesture has the power, if multiplied by many, to have a real impact on the survival of entire populations.

The Zoo de Granby team is suggesting these ideas to help you:

  1. Install bat houses
    Our bats’ natural shelters are becoming scarce. Not only will you be helping small colonies to establish themselves in a safe environment, in return, your new boarders will help you reduce the number of mosquitoes in your garden!
  2. Never go shopping without your reusable bags
    By reducing the number of single-use bags, eventually we’ll find fewer of them in the environment. Reduced into fragments, these bags contaminate the soil and waterways, and end up in the food chain.
  3. Choose flowering plants for your flower beds and yard
    Not only will you have the pleasure of seeing hummingbirds and butterflies fly about, you’ll also be contributing to maintaining healthy pollinating insect populations, so essential to our crops.
  4. Buy sustainably grown or developed products
    Chocolate, coffee, palm oil … mobile applications will help you understand and quickly identify products that respect our flora and fauna as well as workers’ rights. With a simple click, you’ll help protect forests and their biodiversity.
  5. Collect your souvenirs … responsibly
    When you’re travelling to foreign countries, often souvenirs are made with endangered animal species: ivory, turtle scales, snake skins, etc. Instead, opt for local crafts (ceramics, scarves, sculptures) or perhaps pictures of your most memorable adventures!

In 2019, the Zoo de Granby has also made some resolutions. One of these is to compensate for the zoo’s greenhouse gas emissions when we transport our animals (arrivals and departures) throughout the year. We will donate the money we’ll have collected to a local organization which carries out reforestation activities.

What about you? What will YOU commit to in 2019?

Testimonials

What a great time. Would definitely go again. The zoo care takers are amazing at what they do and so friendly. I would recommend if you have never gone it's a bucket list. Oh and don't forget to go and pet the sting rays.

Jamie Krichtoff

Amazing place. Perfect for the whole family. They constantly improve their environments and animals collection.

Boris Kosov

I had an amazing time here with my family! My kids absolutely loved it. Amazing experience :)

Mario Sevo

We love going to the zoo. (…) Most of the animals were out and the grandkids were thrilled. I'd never been to the Dinozoo before and I thought it was pretty cool especially with the movement and sounds. The design is great in that it's seperated and all goes back to the center.

Stephen Eyton-Jones

Amazing place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, amazing water park and fun rides. Great packages available with hotels close by for out of town visitors. Highly recommend!

Paul Winch

It's the 3rd year in a row that my family and I visit this Zoo. Even though it was during the busiest day they had this year, we were able to visit everything and fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit cause they have an amazing wave pool!

Éric Trudel

A good place for family outing with zoo, water park and rides all at one place. All the attractions are conveniently placed very close to each other. Food court is good too and you can also bring in your lunch.

Anand Bharadwaj Aryasomayajula

Our whole family attended yesterday. It was absolutely spectacular. We had a fantastic time! Thanks for the memories!

Samantha Hope

Our family absolutely enjoyed our day! There was so much to do! Park was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions!!! We plan on going next year and making it a weekend trip so that we can enjoy the whole park!

Crystal Wilson

First time visiting here on our annual summer week in Québec. We went for the 2 day family pass, and had an amazing time. The 2 days allowed us to take our time around the park, and gave plenty of time as well for cooling off at the Amazoo. We'll definitely come back!

JR Bélanger

We had an excellent time! We have not been in over 10 years and are so glad we went! The park is clean. The food was well priced for a theme park. We loved the Dinozoo! We have terrible French speaking abilities but appreciated your courteous and friendly staff, we felt welcome!

Bonnie Diane