Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada aims to foster a culture of sustainability that supports the environmental and conservation goals of the organization and the greater public, while building a strong legacy of ecological stewardship.

The Aquarium is committed to the ongoing development of policies, initiatives and programs that integrate environmentally conscious practices into the Aquarium’s daily operations.

Our Current Initiatives

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The 3 Rs

Reduce: Facility-wide application of energy efficient systems and monitoring technologies.
Reuse: 98% of water is treated for reuse.
Recycle: Committed to facility waste diversion and “Zero Waste” visits & events.

Print Smart

All marketing materials are printed on 100% post consumer paper through preferred waterless printer.

Compostable Plastics

Corn-based biodegradable products used in our kitchen, cafeteria, and classrooms.

Ban the Bottle

Policy banning staff use of plastic water bottles on site.


Development of conservation-focused educational programming and signage.

By supporting like-minded organizations and national and global conservation events, including Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise conservation program and the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, the Aquarium aims to foster a continuous relationship with those who convey a fundamental message of conservation.

blue team editedMeet Our Blue Team!

To make sustainability an organization-wide priority while creating a culture of environmental awareness, the Aquarium has developed the Blue Team.

This team of staff from all departments meets regularly to discuss and promote environmental initiatives while motivating other employees. They work together to develop programs, policies, and procedures that help the Aquarium meet its sustainability targets while monitoring its operations to find room for improvement on an ongoing basis.

*Be sure to check our site regularly for information on new sustainability initiatives.

Recent Conservation Initiatives

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