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Environment

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Keepin’ It Green at Walt Disney World Resort -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 4, 2013 – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently renewed the Green Lodging designation for all the Disney-owned and operated resorts in Florida. This three-year distinction is a way to recognize hotels that help protect Florida’s natural resources through efforts that reduce waste, conserve water and energy, improve air …

Baby Zebra Adds its Stripes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Savanna -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 1, 2013 – Sporting black and white stripes, there’s a new addition to the savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. In October, the team welcomed a rare, baby Hartmann’s Mountain zebra. The filly and her mother are bonding well and doing fine after the yearlong gestation.  Disney’s animal care team, …

Disney Recognized for Energy Conservation -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2013 - Imagine saving enough electricity to power Space Mountain for 35 years. That’s what Walt Disney World Resort did in 2013, earning Sustainable Florida’s 2013 large business best practice award. Sustainable Florida is a nonprofit organization committed to conserving Florida’s vast natural and economic resources. The award is given each …

Disney Executive Takes Helm of Association of Zoos and Aquariums -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 13, 2013 - Two thumbs up for Jackie Ogden, Ph.D, vice president of Animals, Science and Environment for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, who this week was named the 2013-2014 Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) at the group’s annual conference in Kansas …

Disney Wilderness Preserve Celebrates 20th Anniversary -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 17, 2013 - The Nature Conservancy is hosting an open house April 27 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disney Wilderness Preserve.  Scientists, Florida cowboys, wildlife biologists and environmental educators will entertain visitors with fun outdoor activities that demonstrate nature at work. Located south of Walt Disney World Resort, the preserve sits …

Disney Cast Members Teach Bird Watching To Local Girl Scouts -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 29, 2013 – Members of four Central Florida Girl Scout troops recently joined Cast Members at the 3rd annual Walt Disney World Holiday Bird Count, organized by Disney’s Animal Programs. The day-long event is designed for “birders” of all skill levels. Disney Cast Members with an affinity for bird watching taught the …

Disney’s Animal Programs Works with New England Aquarium to Aid Sea Turtles -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 28, 2012— The Seas with Nemo & Friends welcomed some new swimmers recently, with the addition of eight Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles suffering from hypothermia after a recent cold snap in New England. As a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center, Walt Disney World Resort is one of several organizations working with the …

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Helps Rescue Animals from Hurricane Sandy and Other Disasters -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 5, 2012—The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) recently provided $250,000 to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), whose animal rescue team was among the first to help save hundreds of animals after Hurricane Sandy. In addition to providing immediate supplies to help equip a disaster response trailer, the DWCF …

Disney Animal Keeper Combines Art and Care to Help Endangered Rhino Species -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 5, 2012 – As a rhinoceros keeper at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Chad Harmon tends to some of the toughest, strongest animals on the planet.  He recently channeled that passion into an arts auction that raised approximately $6000 for the endangered animals. For the Horns to Heroes project, Harmon used one …

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Announces 2012 Grant Recipients -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept.18 — The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) released its 2012 annual grants, awarding more than $1.8 million to 75 conservation projects around the globe including $130,000 to Florida based projects. Since its beginnings in 1995 DWCF has donated nearly $4 million benefiting 257 programs from 59 organizations in Florida. This …

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