What You Can Do

We all can help to protect our city, province, and earth by doing great things at home and in our community. Here is a short list of ways you can help!

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Call2Recycle

BATTERY & CELL PHONE RECYCLING

Initiatives designed to reduce waste at the  Park and Zoo are part of on-going efforts to make changes that are environmentally friendly. Our partnership with Call2Recycle® Canada, the country’s leading consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, is one way that small changes can make a LARGE impact. The goal is to take thousands of batteries and cell phones and divert them from landfills, along with inspiring our community to make smart and sustainable choices in our everyday lives! Here how you can join our efforts:


PERMANENT COLLECTION BINS
Are located year-round at Wild Things Unique Gifts at the main Zoo Entrance (2595 Roblin Blvd) and
The Pavilion (55 Pavilion Crescent).

TEMPORARY COLLECTION BINS
Will be available at the Lyric Theatre every Friday night in August during Movies in the Park. Bring us your used batteries and old cell phones and you'll be entered to win a Family Membership to the Zoo or a $200 Park and Zoo gift card! Collection will take place prior to each movie! Schedule below:  

  • Friday, August 3 | 6:30 pm – Cars 3; 8:45 pm – Wonder Woman
  • Friday, August 10 | 6:30 pm – Peter Rabbit, 8:45 pm – Jumanji 
  • Friday, August 17 | 6:30 pm – Coco, 8:45 pm – Black Panther 
  • Friday, August 24 | 6:30 pm – Ferdinand, 8:45 pm – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

To learn more about Call2Recycle® Canada, please visit their website.

 

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Reduce pollution

  • Re-use all disposable items at least once (or better yet many times!) Glass jars are perfect for holding pens or other items, plastic containers may be the perfect size for your cell phone accessories.
  • Take hazardous materials to an approved drop off location.
  • Recycle! Staples stores take a variety of office supplies like used calculators, pens, highlighters, and all types of ink and toner cartridges. Click here for a complete list of where to take recyclable material.

Fight climate change

  • Plant a tree in your front yard.
  • Reduce water consumption. Have shorter showers. Use rain barrels to collect water for your lawn and garden. ​Learn how to make your garden water wise.
  • Walk, bike, or bus whenever you can It's good for the environment and good for you!
  • Plan a vacation close to home rather than flying. Explore some of the many things to do within our own province! Here's some great resources: Parks Canada, Tourism Winnipeg, Travel Manitoba
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Protect native species and places

  • Visit provincial and national parks to fall in love with nature.
  • Plant native species for butterflies and bees. For example; milkweed is the only food source for monarch butterflies. Learn more
  • Be sure to thoroughly clean your boats and water toys when travelling between lakes to protect from invasive species.Learn more.

Help animals around the world

  • Every fall, Assiniboine Park Zoo celebrates Red Panda Day and International Snow Leopard Day to raise money and awareness for these beautiful animals. Join in on the fun or check out the Red Panda Network and the Snow Leopard Trust to learn about their conservation efforts in the wild

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Helping Scientists

There are many ways that you can help scientists understand the world around us. Volunteering with environmental organizations or participating in citizen science projects are both great ways to learn about the natural world while assisting scientists collect information. The Assiniboine Park Zoo is currently in the midst of developing several citizen science projects to get more people involved in our conservation programs. In the meantime, here are some of our favourite citizen science and volunteer opportunities that are available.  


 

Support Us

Help us conserve wild places and wild animals by making a donation to the Assiniboine Park Conservancy's Wildlife Conservation Fund.