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Birch Aquarium Shines a Light on Sustainability

By Kate Jirik, Birch Aquarium science educator and naturalist

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is taking gradual steps toward sustainable business practices. Our most recent success involved upgrading 150 exhibit lights to energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. Find out why this facility improvement means so much to us.

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Exhibit carpenter Kevin Stephens has been [...]

Give us your e-waste!

It’s been almost six months since Birch Aquarium at Scripps became a¬†collection site for Eco-Cell, a company dedicated to the proper disposal of old, broken or unwanted electronic devices. We’re happy to report that we’ve sent in our first shipment!

With your help, we collected and recycled more than 70 old cell phones and cameras, [...]