Visit Como Park Zoo and Conservatory for fun, earth-friendly ways to celebrate the season:
April 23 – April 24
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory and Xcel Energy are partnering for the annual “Party for the Planet” on April 23-24 to highlight all the ways that we can help restore the earth, conserve energy, and protect the animals and plants we love. Visit the Xcel Energy Tiny House to receive a free LED light bulb, while supplies last!
At Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, our Conservation Champions travel the globe to help protect wildlife far and wide, bringing conservation lessons back to share with our visitors. But you don’t need to leave home to help protect the animals and plants you love.
We’re inviting Como’s community to join the pledge to be a Conservation Champ at home, taking small steps to save energy that can make a big difference for the environment we all depend on. By pledging to conserve, you’ll also be entered to win one of our fabulous Conservation Champ prizes including the chance to take part in a Como Zoo giraffe feeding and an Energy Prize Pack from Xcel Energy featuring an Ecobee Smart Thermostat, Google Nest Hub Max and an energy-efficient LED light bulb!
WHAT WILL YOU COMMIT TO?
- Clean the lint filter in my dryer so it runs more efficiently.
- Have an open-door policy in my house, which allows for better circulation of warm and cool air, depending on the season.
- Plant a tree in my yard to provide shade for our house and air conditioner, resulting in as much as 25% savings in cooling energy costs. FYI, the Arbor Day Foundation, and the University of Minnesota Extension are great resources when selecting trees.
- Add evergreens to my backyard and reduce our annual home heating costs by 10-15%.
- Buy and install a smart programmable thermostat to help save big on energy costs and better manage our home’s heating and cooling comfort.
- Update lights in my house to Energy Star® LED light bulbs. FYI, Xcel Energy offers discounts of up to $3 per LED at participating retailers. Find discounts at xcelenergy.com/LightingDeals
- Plant pollinator-friendly plants in my garden to attract beneficial butterflies and bees.
TAKE THE PLEDGE BELOW