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Support the Zoo’s efforts in creating a more eco-friendly tomorrow by purchasing an item from our sustainable gift selection today! From the materials used through to the manufacturing process, the gifts featured in this section will help you shop responsibly and in turn give support to the Zoo, social communities around the globe, reduce our collective carbon footprint and live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Fair Trade

Fair trade goods support the preservation of the planet and its inhabitants. Goods purchased help support and promote economic/environmental stability, community development and sustainable economic growth in developing countries throughout the world. By purchasing a Fair Trade item, you are helping improve an entire community’s lives and livelihood.

Recycled Gifts

Recycled materials are used to create beautifully crafted gifts that each have a unique story. From Apparel made from plastic bottles to sculptures made from discarded wire, these gifts are made from a wide variety of repurposed materials that would otherwise end up in our oceans and landfills. Purchasing items made from post-consumer recycled materials also helps preserve our environment by reducing the use of new raw materials being extracted from our limited natural resources.

Gifts to promote Sustainable Living

Our sustainable gifts were cultivated to help inspire and promote sustainable lifestyle choices. These gift items help provide the tools for people to reduce their carbon footprint by making greener choices. For instance, the average American consumes over 150 plastic water bottles per year. You could use just one by purchasing a stainless steel bottle from our collection.

To learn more about the Indianapolis Zoo’s conservation efforts and what you can do to start living a “greener” lifestyle! CLICK HERE

Sustainable Gifts