The leading zoos and aquariums of Europe, through the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) will together with Arctic Action Teams (AAT) and other partners raise awareness and stimulate behaviour change for the conservation of the biodiversity of the two Poles.

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Pull the Plug Progress

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Together we save 256240 kilowatt-hours of electricity.

This equals:

  • Co2 emissions of 189.786 pounds of coal burned
  • Co2 emissions of 19.822 gallons of gasoline consumed
  • Carbon sequestered by 145 acres of forest in one year

What we want to do

  • Secure the participation of as many zoos and aquariums in as many countries as possible
  • Affect positive behaviour change amongst: zoos, schools and zoo visitors
  • Run as near a carbon-neutral campaign as possible
  • Present a petition calling on world leaders to reduce CO2 emissions to below 350 ppm

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How you can help

logo-pledge-300Helping is easy, all we ask is that you pledge to unplug one or more of your electronic devices when they are not in use. This means pulling out the plug once your mobile phone or tablet has finished charging, switching your TV or games console off at the wall rather than leaving it on standby. Together these small changes to our behaviour can have a big impact in minimising wasted electricity and help cut down the carbon emissions contributing to climate change. Don’t delay – pledge to pull the plug today!

There are numerous other ways in which you can help reducing carbon emissions, click here for inspiration!

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Campaign news

Exhibition at Parkenzoo

Swedish zoos join forces to raise awareness about climate change #PoletoPole #Climatechange #EAZAZoos

One weekend this summer Nordens Ark, Kolmården Wildlife park, Parken Zoo, Skånes Djurpark, Slottsskogen Zoo, Rovdjurscentret De 5 Stora and Järvzoo joined forces and organized a national campaign day to highlight the Pole to Pole campaign and raise awareness about the threats of climate change. They sent out a joint press release in order to […]


School children receive Pole to Pole educational pack at Ouwehand Zoo #PullthePlug #PoletoPole

On Earth Day 2014 yesterday, Ouwehand Zoo hosted the Dutch launch of the EAZA Pole to Pole Campaign. Adventurer and explorer Bamboo Bill, known from the Dutch children television show ‘Ouwehands Jungle Club’ provided the impetus for the launch on behalf of Ouwehand Zoo and the other participating Dutch zoos. A class of schoolchildren and […]

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Action of the Day at Nordens Ark, Sweden #PoletoPole #Pulltheplug #EnvironmentalResponsibility

At Nordens Ark in Sweden, as with most zoos, environmental concern is at the core of their work. Nordens Ark was founded with the objective of preserving biodiversity and they aim to achieve this primarily by breeding and reintroducing threatened species, combined with research and education. One vital aspect of conservation is obviously the preservation […]