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									         Marwell’s Environmental Impact Worksheet
Environmentally educational
(The Conservation Education Centre)
     The Education Centre was designed and built with sustainability in mind.
     The timber is renewable softwoods and the building is well insulated to
     conserve heat loss.
     The building is also a demonstration model of renewable energy use. The
     Scolar solar cells outside the centre capture the suns rays and generate
     electricity that is fed into the building.

Q: How many possible renewable energy sources can you think of?

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This car-park is rubbish!
(Education Service Gate Car Park)
     Compact waste rubble, such as broken bricks and mortar, make a good
     hardcore and has been used to create the surface of this car park.
     The car park near the service road gate entrance reduces the number of
     cars which are driven around the park.

Q: How does reducing car use help the environment?

A:




Recycled Plastic is fantastic!
(Picnic benches)
   Many of the benches around the zoo are made from recycled plastic.
Q: How does recycling plastic help save natural resources?

A:
What do we do with the animal poo?
(Composting waste at the wallabies, capybara.)
     Many of the species kept at Marwell produce a lot of waste.
     We are currently trying to arrange a composting scheme whereby the
     animals waste is composted down into a saleable product.

Q: What would be the advantages of composting zoo waste products?

A:




Money to shred
(Animal bedding at the kangaroo / Arabian oryx)
     To minimise the amount of waste that is produced, Marwell uses highly
     absorbent recycled paper bedding for some animals so that less is needed
     to be removed daily.
     The zebra bedding is actually shredded Bank of England paper, left over
     after printing the banknotes.

Q: What other sources of recycled shredded paper could be used for
animal bedding?

A:




Boxes! Boxes! Boxes!
(The Ark Gift Shop)
   One of the greatest waste products produced at the shop is the cardboard
   boxes in which the stock arrives. This is taken away to be recycled.
Q: What do you / could you recycle at home?

A:

Reeds in beds
(Reed bed system at the pond near the entrance gate)
     Instead of using fresh water each time we fill the pool, we filter the dirty
     water and reuse it.

Q: Why don’t we use chemicals to clean the water?

A:
Posts by the pond
(The road marker posts at the front pond.)
     Even more uses for recycled plastic.

Q: Can you think where else plastic could be used around your school
or college or home?

A:




Get back on the bus
(The bus stop outside the zoo gate)
     The bus service was begun to encourage visitors to use public transport.
     We appreciate that many visitors with families will still want to use their
     own vehicles to visit the park.

Q: How might Marwell encourage visitors to bring a full car of people to
the zoo?

A:




Q: And why is it important that the cars are full if possible?

A:
Now you have seen how Marwell aims to reduce it’s environmental
impact, see if you can group the practices highlighted below.

NB: Some may go in more than one box.

Environmentally educational

This car-park is rubbish!

Recycled plastic is fantastic!

What do we do with the animal poo?

Money to shred

Boxes! Boxes! Boxes!

Reeds in beds

Posts by the pond

Get back on the bus


Use of resources                 Pollution control       Waste minimisation

								
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