The Chattanooga Zoo is committing to sustainability by joining the GreenLight program, which is a GreenSpaces initiative that helps businesses with employee attraction, public image, cost savings and environmental stewardship.

“The Chattanooga Zoo is thrilled to begin the GreenLight certification process to assist with implementing more sustainable initiatives throughout our institution,” Emma DuBose, keeper and green committee coordinator, said in a prepared statement. “We are already committed to several different green practices, such as lighting retrofits, recycling and our newly installed water stations that allow guests to easily fill reusable water bottles to limit plastic waste.”

Other businesses working toward GreenLight certification
  • Chambliss Bahner & Stophel

  • Franklin Architects

  • Hunter Museum of American Art

  • Rev

  • Urban Stack

  • Taco Mamacita

  • Center for Mindful Living

  • Green’s Eco Build & Design

  • Kelly Subaru

  • WAP Sustainability Consulting

  • Riverview Animal Hospital

  • Elemi

  • City of Chattanooga

  • Lupi’s Pizza Pies

Local GreenLight-certified businesses include UTC, The Flying Squirrel, The Crash Pad, 212 Market Restaurant Ruby Falls, Strand Salon, River City Co., AEED Inc. and Sports Barn.

“We are excited to have the Chattanooga Zoo bring attention to the importance of sustainability through their actions to pursue GreenLight certification,” Natalie Hostetler, program director, said. “It’s great to see the interest we’ve had within our community to implement sustainable practices. I’m happy we can help.”

For additional information, contactHostetler at [email protected].