We’re going to be surrounded by animals quite often this year, and we couldn’t be more excited. Thanks in part to the generosity of the Peter Kiewit Foundation, we are proud to announce that we are working with the state of Nebraska’s top tourist destination, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Over the course of 2012, we will be partnering with the Zoo to create their energy and sustainability master plan, integrating a few of our engagement tools to foster a few sustainable behavior changes, and facilitating the implementation of the new strategies.

It goes without saying that this project will present some unique opportunities. The Zoo sits on a 250+ acre campus, sees well over one million visitors every year, and is the tourist gem of the city of Omaha. And, oh, there are animals there. Many animals of all shapes and sizes. What a treat it’s been already to get to know the Zoo’s leadership team and staff. They are firmly committed to conservation, which makes perfect sense; their conservation-oriented mission is such a great foundation for the work that’s ahead.

We’re extremely pleased to have such a great opportunity to impact so many people…and animals. Now we just need to ensure we avoid the lions and tigers and bears…oh my.