Conservation and Sustainability Recognitions
N.C. Zoo has won numerous awards for waste reduction and conservation efforts:
1996 - The N.C. Recycling Association award for Outstanding Source Reduction.
1999 - Governor’s Outstanding Source Reduction Award.
2000 - The "Conservation Captains" received the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Environmental Sustainability Award.
2001 - The Zoo’s Compost Program was awarded the Carolina Recycling Association’s Outstanding Compost Program Award.
2002 - The Zoo was certified under ISO 14001 for Environmental Management System.
2004 - State Government’s NC Green Team awarded the Zoo the first State Government Sustainability Award.
2005 -The Zoo was recognized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for The Cell Phone recycling Program.
2005 - Sustainable NC awarded the Zoo the 2005 NC Sustainability Award for organization-wide sustainability efforts.
2006 -NC Big Sweep awarded the Zoo the Caroline Parker Outstanding Achievement Award.
2006 - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Sustainability Team recognized the Zoo Biodiesel Program.
2007 - NC Land Trust recognized the Zoo as the State Government Conservation Partner of the Year.