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 288116 kilowatt-hours of electricity.

This equals:

  • Co2 emissions of 213.395 pounds of coal burned
  • Co2 emissions of 22.355 gallons of gasoline consumed
  • Carbon sequestered by 163 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


Mulhouse Zoo launches Pull the Plug campaign #PoletoPole #Climatechange

A few months ago the Pole to Pole Campaign also landed in Mulhouse Zoo, France. The title of the Mulhouse campaign ‘Pour la banquise, pense à ta prise’ can be freely translated into ‘For the icepack, unplug your phone jack’ to promote personal involvement in the fight against global warming. The launch of the campaign […]

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Pole to Pole game at Zagreb Zoo #PoletoPole #climatechange

Last winter Zoo Zagreb organized an educational event called ‘Zoolimpijada’ for children from 2nd to 6th grade of elementary school. The school children were at Zagreb Zoo for a day and learned about different animals, their characteristics and problems by participating in competitive games. One of the games the children were playing was the promotion […]


International Polar Bear today: Kick-off Pole to Pole Campaign petition drive!! #PoletoPole #Climatechange #Arctic

We need your help with collecting as many signatures as possible to present at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Paris in December this year. By signing the ‘2 degrees is the limit’ petition we demand the commitment of our national governments and the European Union TO SUPPORT ALL MEASURES WHICH […]