Energy Zoo and the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation

Thursday 14 May 2015

We're delighted to announce that the Energy Zoo has teamed up with the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation (YWPF) to help raise money for Project Polar!

The partnership will see us donate £5 to the Project Polar project for every new customer we sign up to a new energy contract in 2015. Project Polar is the flagship project for the YWPF for 2015, and will see the development of an international centre for the conservation and rehabilitation of polar bears both in captivity and in the wild. The work will include the rescue of bears from substandard conditions around the world and will work on improving polar bear welfare in zoos and parks.

Richard Cox, Managing Director of the Energy Zoo, said of the scheme “At the Energy Zoo we're committed to helping businesses find the right energy tariff, and to help them reduce their energy consumption, through both behavioral changes and investment in renewable energy technologies. We know that reducing carbon dioxide emissions is essential in protecting the natural habitat of polar bears, which is why this partnership is such a great fit”.

Cheryl Williams, CEO of Yorkshire Wildlife Park and YWPF, said “We’re thrilled to be announcing this partnership. As a young charity it’s great to get corporate support, and especially from a company that shares our concern with protecting the habitats of polar bears, and other animals that are under threat”.

When Project Polar is complete it will be the largest polar bear centre outside of Canada; YWPF is aiming to raise £500,000 this year to get the state-of-the-art facility up and running.

For more information on the partnership, contact John Davis, Marketing Manager of the Energy Zoo (john@energyzoo.co.uk). Or for more information on the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation and the work they are doing on Project Polar, contact Cheryl Williams, CEO of the YWPF (c.williams@yorkshirewildlifepark.com).