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9th June 2017

SSE Airtricity hosts first Sustainability Weekend at Dublin Zoo

SSE Airtricity, Ireland’s largest provider of green energy, is inviting families to Dublin Zoo for its first ‘Sustainability Weekend’ at Ireland’s most popular family attraction.

The SSE Airtricity ‘Sustainability Weekend’ is part of the company’s Sustainability Partnership with Dublin Zoo, announced earlier this year. The two-day programme takes place in Dublin Zoo on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 of June from 12pm to 4pm and will encourage youngsters to become ‘Eco Explorers’ and learn more about the importance of sustainability though fun and interactive tasks and activities.

The free SSE Airtricity activities available for Dublin Zoo visitors include the chance to take part in a mini-worm excavation, the opportunity to learn how to build your very own ‘Bug Hotel’, and – to mark Global Wind Day – an arts and crafts workshop where you can create your own hand-made wind turbines!

There will also be a fun photo opportunity so young Eco Explorers can be ‘snapped’ in action, plus chances to win exclusive prizes and merchandise. For younger guests, face painters will be on site to keep the littlest Explorers entertained.

Visitors to the SSE Airtricity ‘Sustainability Weekend’ will be able to trek Dublin Zoo’s new Eco Explorer Trail, supported by SSE Airtricity’s interactive Eco Explorer app. The digital app, which can be used on any tablet or smartphone, encourages mini explorers to enjoy their natural spaces and think positively about sustainability. It identifies nine Eco Explorer stations for parents and kids to discover as they explore Dublin Zoo, teaching children simple steps to becoming more sustainable such as making compost, recycling, and harvesting rain water.

To celebrate the first-ever ‘Sustainability Weekend’, SSE Airtricity customers can avail of a 15% discount off day passes to Dublin Zoo. SSE Airtricity customers can claim their exclusive Dublin Zoo discount through its online loyalty rewards platform, SSEReward.com. Registered SSE Reward members also have the chance to win exclusive ‘money-can’t-buy-experiences’ at Dublin Zoo – such as seeing how the Asian elephants and Amur tigers start their day, and learning all about the animals from the dedicated zookeeper team.

To discover SSE Airtricity’s ‘Sustainability Weekend’, and to learn more about the SSE Airtricity Eco Explorer Trail and interactive app at Dublin Zoo, visit SSEAirtricity.com/eco, and to book discounted tickets visit Visit SSEReward.com.


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