At Shedd, we use eco-friendly paints when we are working in our exhibit areas like the Oceanarium and behind the scenes. Many paints, as well as other home improvement products like cleaners and caulk, contain chemicals that are not good for us (or our animals) to breathe. These paints contain chemical and solvents, known as VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and emit gas into our homes. We limit our exposure to VOCs and work to make the air as clean as we can for our animals, guests and staff.  Look for low- and no-VOC paints at your local hardware store.

Posted by Reginald Brown, facilities