For over 40 years, SeaWorld parks have been contributing to wildlife and environmental conservation efforts. In addition, SeaWorld San Diego employs its own programs within park borders to reduce the environmental impact of operations while entertaining and educating guests.
Shamu at SeaWorld San Diego — Photo courtesy of SeaWorld San Diego
Even Shamu eats green: All seafood served to SeaWorld guests is sourced from sustainably-managed fisheries with responsible environmental practices. This includes Shamu's salmon!
Every bit of food is used: Food is safely recycled from the park's culinary operations and sometimes fed to animals, so that nothing is wasted.
Plug in your car: Park guests can plug in to one of four electric car charging units in the parking lot good for 120 volt or 240 volt electric vehicles.
Plastic bags are a danger to certain sea turtles — Photo courtesy of SeaWorld San Diego
No more plastic bags are used by gift shops: The park ceased usage of plastic bags at gift shops in anticipation of Turtle Reef opening. Did you know that some sea turtles mistake plastic bags for jellyfish? Plastic bags are a big problem for certain sea turtles.
Waste is recycled: Imagine 13 million pounds of manure, paper, plastic, metal, pallets, cooking oil, and more. SeaWorld recycles this amount annually and has received awards for its waste reduction program.
Low-water landscaping: SeaWorld is known for it's gorgeous landscaping featured all around the park. Drought-resistant plants and innovative moisture sensing technology conserves water by accounting for plant material type, sun exposure and seasonal adjustments when watering.
Water from Mission Bay is filtered and returned cleaner: Water in SeaWorld's many pools and habitats originates from Mission Bay. After use, it's filtered and put back in to the bay cleaner than it was prior. Rain and hose water is also filtered.
Visiting with kids? Tell them about these initiatives during your visit as a way to teach them about caring for the environment.