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Ontarians invest in zoo-based biogas plant


October 10, 2014
By Canadian Biomass

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October 10, 2014 – ZooShare announced it has raised over $1 million for what is soon to be North America’s 1st zoo-based biogas plant. Investors celebrated this milestone at their “Thanks A Million!” party Thursday night.

“We are so grateful for the 150 investors who helped us reach one million dollars,” said Daniel Bida, Executive Director, “We reached this goal in less than a year, which exceeded our expectations, proving the market demand for sustainable high-impact investments. Together, we can demonstrate the true value of organic waste.”

 ZooShare bonds, which are being used to build the biogas plant, pay a return of 7% each year for seven years. The bonds have the added benefit of an environmental return: the facility will recycle animal manure from the Toronto Zoo and food waste from local grocery stores into renewable power, while cleaning the air and returning valuable nutrients to the soil (in the form of a high-quality fertilizer). 

 “ZooShare is a green solution that we can stand behind,” says investor John Wilson, holding up a jar of giraffe poo. “We want to be part of the solution,” echoes his wife Denice Wilkins, “I invest in ZooShare because it gives me hope for the future.”

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To learn more about ZooShare, visit www.zooshare.ca