Poop-powered “Tuk Tuk” visits to demo green solutions

March 21st, 2012 at 11:08 am by under Latest Posts

Denver Zoo's poop-powered "Tuk Tuk" is a working prototype of a gasification system that utilizes animal waste and human trash to create clean energy. Photo courtesy of Denver Zoo.

On Friday, March 23, from 3-5 p.m., the ABQ BioPark welcomes Denver Zoo and their “Tuk Tuk,” a working prototype of a gasification system that utilizes animal waste and human trash to create clean energy.

BioPark visitors can see the rickshaw-like vehicle, talk with sustainability experts from the Denver Zoo and visit a display about the BioPark’s own sustainability efforts at the main plaza of the Aquarium/Botanic Garden.

The event is part of Denver Zoo’s Tour de Tuk Tuk, a series of stops en route to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Green Summit on March 27 in Palm Desert, California. The ABQ BioPark will join leaders from accredited zoos and aquariums around the country to share sustainability efforts and find green business solutions at the summit.

“The BioPark is a wise steward of our environment,” said Amy Landers, BioPark Marketing Coordinator and member of the facility’s Green Team. “With innovative green business practices, we are saving money and educating our guests on ways to reduce their environmental impact to conserve resources for both people and animals.”

 

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