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Meeting Your 2018 Resolutions at the Sacramento Zoo

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The New Year has come and gone, bringing with it new beginnings and commitments to changes for the better. Maybe your resolution is to eat healthier, exercise more, or spend quality time with your family. The Sacramento Zoo is here all year to help you set and achieve your resolutions (it is not too late to resuscitate those that have fallen by the wayside).

Wolfs Guenon1. Exercise
Get those steps, skips, and hops in when you visit the zoo. Whether you like a speedy jaunt or a meandering stroll, the Sacramento Zoo is a great place to get moving all year round, especially during mornings when many animals are at their most active. If you need an extra challenge, try one of the three skill levels on the Kilimanjaro Climb wall.

2. Eating HealthierGiraffe Eating
Resolve to live “la vida locavore”! Just like we do for our animals and for our cafe dining options on zoo grounds, consider your food choices and sources. At the zoo, our café is focused on locally sourced ingredients and has delicious healthy options. When shopping for the week visit one of the many local farmers’ markets first. If shopping for seafood options, use the Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood watch list to help you purchase products that support a healthy ocean.

You can also help the animals at the zoo eat their greens by donating your fresh tree trimmings to the zoo. Check out edible plant list and make an appointment to donate today!

3. Spend Time at the Sacramento Zoo
Bond with family and friends at the zoo. Watch a stage show together, visit a keeper chat, and spend quality time in the outdoors exploring the wonders of the world around us. Also, just by visiting the zoo you are playing a positive role in global animal conservation! Visit the zoo all year long, stop by the Member & Visitor Services window to purchase a zoo membership.

4. Green Resolutions 
Still looking for a green resolution that fits your lifestyle? Here are some suggestions:

  • Recycling. I know, you all do your best to fill that blue bin you put out at the curb every week. But how about those items that cannot go in the blue bin? Explore options for items like batteries, light bulbs, small electronics and computer printer cartridges.
  • Be a greener cleaner. Instead of spending money on a ton of chemical cleaners, try some home recipes instead. Make sure to save the spray bottles from the chemicals you are replacing to fill with your new greener options!
  • Donate items that you no longer need or want. Remember the old adage: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Your old clothing and household items can be put to use helping someone in need.

Find out more of what you can do by visiting the PlanetVision website and dig into their personal action list.