Celebrate World Penguin Day with Stonyfield!

by spiceaholic on April 25, 2017

What do penguins have to do with a food blog? Man, she’s really lost it now, hasn’t she?

I bet you’re thinking these thoughts! But I promise there’s a connection.

You know that I’ve had a long-running partnership with Stonyfield Organic over the past few years, and at first it really was all about the yogurt. But recently I’ve learned more and more it’s not just about the product but about what Stonyfield Organic stands for. As the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield has long been focused on conservation and sustainability. Each year they keep over 185,000 pounds of toxic pesticides out of the environment, helping to safeguard species and their eco-systems. This is especially evident in their B-corp status which I wrote about before.

And now for some exciting news! Stonyfield YoKids is sponsoring the AZA SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) program to help save endangered species. As part of a year-long effort, Stonyfield will not only be contributing funds to field work but aiming to drive kids and their animals to see animals and conservation projects first hand at zoos, aquariums, and on the ground where the research is happening.

This sponsorship will support conservation efforts for 10 endangered species, including the African Penguin. And because World Penguin Day is April 25th, to commemorate it, Stonyfield and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are hosting a Facebook Live for kids and their parents to get a firsthand look at these majestic seabirds, as well as the conservation work being done to save them. Tune in to the Facebook Live broadcast from the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT on the @Stonyfield Facebook page at 12:00 pm!

In the mean time, check out the Stonyfield website, where they’ve posted some cute activities for kids for World Penguin Day and are offering free kids’ tickets to AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums.

Now that my son is almost 2 (WHERE has the time gone??), it’s fun to take him places like the zoo and aquarium and watch him take it all in and see the animals that we look at it in books – his favorite is the petting zoo!  And as it turns out, both the zoo and aquarium here in Atlanta are AZA-accredited, so I feel good knowing that they’re part of this conservation effort. We’re planning an upcoming trip to the zoo as a follow-up to this post so keep your eyes open for that! And we’ll probably do another aquarium trip so he can see the penguins this time, they brought them out on our last visit but it was a bit too crowded for him to see.




**I was compensated for this post as part of my partnership with Stonyfield Organic’s Clean Plate Club. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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