The Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada team aims to foster a culture of sustainability that supports the environmental protection and conservation goals of the organization and the greater public, while building a strong legacy of ecological stewardship.
The Aquarium is also committed to the ongoing development of policies, partnerships, initiatives, and programs that integrate environmentally conscious practices into the Aquarium’s daily operations and convey a fundamental message of conservation.
Our building was constructed with sustainability in mind. Some particularly interesting features include:
*A white tiled roof designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof, increasing its service life and reducing our energy usage and urban heat island effect.
*Advanced filtration systems that run at extremely high efficiency, recycling 98% of the water used in tanks.
*Automated lighting systems that allow energy usage control.
We follow a comprehensive sustainability plan and frequently consult with our Blue Team, a committee of staff dedicated to promoting environmental initiatives and motivating other employees. They work together to develop programs, policies, and procedures that help us meet our sustainability targets while monitoring our operations to find room for improvement on an ongoing basis.