Baz Ashmawy and SSE Airtricity announce a ‘Summer of Sustainability’ at Dublin Zoo

TV presenter Baz Ashmawy joined SSE Airtricity today to launch a ‘Summer of Sustainability’, celebrating an exciting new offer from SSE Airtricity of a year of free family days out at Dublin Zoo when customers switch to the provider.

SSE Airtricity, proud Sustainability Partner of Dublin Zoo, is inviting visitors to join the energy company for two fun-filled Sustainability Weekends for all the family taking place in Dublin Zoo on June 16 and 17, and on July 21 and 22.  Everyone visiting Dublin Zoo for each of the two-day weekend events will be guided through fun and interactive tasks and activities, including taking part in a mini worm excavation, building your very own ‘Bug Hotel’, and exploring SSE Airtricity’s Eco Explorer Trail. Plus, there will be plenty of exclusive prizes to be won, facepainters for your ‘little tigers’, and much more.

The ‘Summer of Sustainability’ is being launched to celebrate an exciting new offer of a year of free days out for the family at Dublin Zoo, courtesy of SSE Airtricity. All new customers switching to SSE Airtricity for 100% green electricity and natural gas1 will get a Free Dublin Zoo Annual Family Pass, worth €185. With an Annual Family Pass after they switch, SSE Airtricity customers can bring a family of up to seven2 to Dublin Zoo any time of the year, and as often as they like – plus, with a 10% discount for switching, customers are also saving on their energy costs meaning more treats for everyone during all the zoo visits!

Speaking at the ‘Summer of Sustainability’ launch TV presenter Baz Ashmawy said:

“We’re really excited to be exploring Dublin Zoo by taking on the SSE Airtricity Exo-Explorer Trail for the first time as a family today. Myself and the kids have been making a conscious effort to live more sustainably at home and it’s really great to be able to show them how this translates into the wider world and makes a real difference while having a fun, family day out.” 

Visitors to the Sustainability Weekends and throughout the year can become ‘Eco Explorers’ with the help of SSE Airtricity’s interactive Eco-Explorer smartphone app that helps teach big and little zoo visitors alike what they can do to improve their green behaviours while visiting Dublin Zoo, as well as when they return home. 

SSE Airtricity’s Eco Explorer Trail and accompanying app are designed to bring the concept of sustainability to life for visitors to Dublin Zoo. Users of the Eco Explorer app are encouraged to take simple steps to become more environmentally conscious during their visit to the zoo, such as refilling their water bottle, reducing waste, and learning about the dangers of discarded plastic to animals. Little explorers can use to app to navigate the trail and collect virtual badges at each of the nine Sustainability Stations. Plus, by using the app, all explorers are in the running to win exclusive prizes and money-can’t-buy experiences, courtesy of SSE Airtricity.

To discover SSE Airtricity’s interactive Eco Explorer app for yourself, and to learn more about the SSE Airtricity Eco Explorer Trail at Dublin Zoo, visit

Existing SSE Airtricity customers can also redeem exclusive discounts for Dublin Zoo through its online loyalty rewards platform, Registered SSE Reward members also have the chance to win exclusive ‘money-can’t-buy-experiences’ at Dublin Zoo – such as seeing how the Asian elephants and Amur tigers start their day and learning all about the animals from the dedicated zookeeper team.


  1. Free Dublin Zoo Annual Family Pass worth €185 for new customers switching to SSE Airtricity for 10% discount off standard electricity and gas unit rates, based on direct debit and ebill. For more visit    
  2. Dublin Zoo Annual Family Passentitles the Pass holder to admission to the zoo for: Pass holder + 3 Adults; Pass holder + 2 Adults + 2 Children; Pass holder + 1 Adult + 4 Children; or Pass holder + 6 Children.