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!

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 September Assiniboine Park Zoo celebrates Red Panda Day to raise money and awareness for these lovable animals. Join in on the fun or check out the Red Panda Network and their work in Asia to protect the wild red panda and its habitat.
  • A key element in the manufacture of cell phones is mined in the same areas that mountain gorillas call home. Donate your old cell phone to Eco-Cell, They're working to protect critical gorilla habitat in the Congo and every donation counts.
  • Download the Tails Up! App to learn more about animal species and what you can do to help.

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.