Free to Be Green Event Back at Como for 4th Year!

Learn simple ways to an eco-friendly lifestyle while enjoying day at Como Zoo

SAINT PAUL, MN (August 25, 2010) – On September 18 Como Park Zoo & Conservatory will “go green” with more than just plants.

Como Zoo is excited to host the Free to be Green event at Como Zoo for the 4th year. Designed to be a fun and interactive environment, “Free to be Green” educates guests on how to be ecologically aware and conserve with easy everyday steps that are good for the environment, and their pocket book.

“Green” conservation stations will be set up around the zoo, allowing for guests to learn about environmental issues facing Minnesota and pick up some easy, eco-friendly lifestyle practices while enjoying a day with the zoo animals.

 “Here at Como, we work to preserve resources and operate in an environmentally responsible, efficient, safe and sustainable manner,” said Michelle Furrer, Como Campus Manager. “It’s great to see so many families come out each year and get excited about lessening their environmental footprint at this event.”

 Annual attendance for the Free to be Green event has exceeded 11,000 visitors making this one of Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s most successful events.  The event runs from 10:00AM – 4:00PM.