Mystic Aquarium teams up to fight climate change – NBC Connecticut

For this year’s Earth Day, the Mystic Aquarium is partnering with a handful of other aquariums in an effort to fight climate change.

In partnership with 23 other members of the Aquarium Conservation Partnership, these aquariums will work together to combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduce their carbon footprint.

“Mystic Aquarium is proud to work with our partner institutions to be leaders in conservation and good stewards of the environment. It starts with what happens here, on our own campus,” Katie Cubina, senior vice president of mission programs, said in a press release.

According to the aquarium, they have already completed the first phase of a facility-wide energy savings plan by upgrading their lighting, HVAC and life support systems and have also completed a safety audit. basis of greenhouse gas emissions.

Going forward, the aquarium aims to transition to a fleet of hybrid and electric vehicles, implement more electric vehicle charging stations and install solar panels to make more use of renewable energy.

“Our commitment to energy conservation and responsible use of renewable energy is important to our staff and volunteers, but also to our guests and partner organizations. We must all work together to help solve the climate crisis, and we are excited to serve as a leader and role model for the region,” Cubina said.

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