John Ball Zoo

Green Operations at John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo is committed to conserving resources and in doing so we strive to make all of our operations as green as possible. Below is a list of examples of how we stay green!

  • Waste management
  • Green Roofs and Living Walls
  • Geothermal heating 
  • Reuse of materials onsite - our chimpanzee exhibit is the perfect example; timber cut to make room for the exhibit was reused to side the building
  • Compostable dinnerware - all concessions locations offer compostable dinnerware
  • LED lights
  • Visitor composting and recycling
  • Energy conservation
  • Water conservation - we have successfully decreased our water consumption from 83 millions gallons of water used in 2002 to 18 million gallons of water used in 2011