Victorian zoos go carbon neutral

Low Carbon Australia has certified that Zoo's Victoria's Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, and Healesville Sanctuary have achieved carbon neutral status against the National Carbon Offset Standard.

Zoos Victoria reduced its carbon emissions through a range of energy efficiency and waste reduction measures such as more energy efficient lighting, improvements to the Melbourne Butterfly House to reduce its energy requirements to maintain its 28 degree temperature, and installing solar PV. It then purchased carbon offsets to cover its remaining emissions.