The mission of the Green Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) is to develop cooperative relationships between AZA, its Animal Programs, its accredited institutions, and the conservation/scientific community to identify ways to minimize negative environmental impacts by reducing consumption of both natural and manufactured resources, reducing production of hazardous wastes, developing systems and programs for re-use of materials, and by recycling materials that cannot be reused.
The Green SAG advises the Animal Population Management (APM) Committee, Conservation Department, and Animal Programs on issues related to green practices. It is overseen by the Wildlife Conservation Committee.
The Green SAG is administered by a Steering Committee composed of three Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary), all of whom are elected from the Green SAG membership. The primary functions of the Green SAG are to:
Membership is non-tiered, there are no dues, and though Standing Rules are in place, there are no Bylaws. Individuals interested in becoming a Green SAG member must possess expertise in sustainable practices at a zoo or aquarium.
If you are interested in becoming involved with or obtaining more information about the Green SAG, please contact Liz Larsen, Chair.