Detroit Zoo now completely powered by electricity from renewable sources

Seal swims in the Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) announced yesterday that it is now powering Detroit Zoo operations with 100% renewable electricity.

According to DZS, Detroit Zoo operations will now be run with power generated from wind farms — all of it, 100 percent. The DZS is teaming up with ITC Holdings Corp to fulfill its new commitment to sustainable electricity.

“We continue to look for ways to reduce our ecological footprint and thank ITC for helping us to accomplish that goal, Our hope is to inspire others to look to clean, renewable energy sources.”
— DZS Executive Director and CEO Ron Kagan

This renewable electricity initiative is just one of a variety of goals that the DZS has to improve both green practices and green literacy and action at the Detroit Zoo and in the community.

“The Detroit Zoological Society and ITC share a commitment to environmental stewardship, and we are proud to support their sustainability goals by facilitating access to renewable electricity.”
— DZS board member Dr. Terry S. Harvill

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