CHICAGO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- This Saturday marks the 24th annual Spooky Zoo Spectacular at the Lincoln Park Zoo and Tetra Pak, a global leader in sustainable food and beverage packaging with U.S. headquarters in Vernon Hills, is joining in the festive fun with product giveaways, tips for a green Halloween, kid-friendly games and prizes. The Spooky Zoo Spectacular, hosted by the Lincoln Park Zoo Auxiliary Board, is an opportunity for children and families to celebrate Halloween in a free, safe and unique environment. Guests are invited to show off their best and spookiest costumes while they trick-or-treat throughout the zoo, learn fun facts about the resident animals, make creepy crafts in the Kovler Lion House and enjoy family-friendly entertainment.
"We are pleased to be part of one of the Chicago community's most treasured Halloween traditions this year," says Carla Fantoni, vice president of communication for Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada. "And as part of our involvement with this great event, we encourage families to join us and learn more about the package they know and trust in a fun, interactive way."
As a leader in sustainable carton packaging, Tetra Pak recognizes the importance of protecting the earth's resources. This Halloween, the company encourages families to think "outside the box" and create eco-friendly alternatives to traditional costumes, candy pails, and more. Sierra Magazine offers plenty of tips for a green All Hallows Eve, from costume swaps to carpooling, proving that a little creativity can go a long way in planning an environmentally-friendly, yet spooky holiday. Visit http://sierraclub.typepad.com for more green Halloween ideas.
"We are thrilled to have Tetra Pak bring a shade of green to our festivities this year," says Erin Dahl, development events coordinator for Lincoln Park Zoo. "This partnership offers a great opportunity to inform families about the many ways they can help protect the planet for all members of the animal kingdom."
Guests at Spooky Zoo Spectacular are invited to stop by Tetra Pak's tent at the eastern end of the Zoo's main mall to show off their eco-friendly costumes, collect product samples, play games, and win prizes.
Spooky Zoo Spectacular will take place this Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Lincoln Park Zoo from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
ABOUT TETRA PAK
Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With almost 22,000 employees based in over 85 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, "PROTECTS WHAT'S GOOD™," reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.
More information about Tetra Pak is available at www.tetrapakusa.com.
ABOUT CHICAGO'S LINCOLN PARK ZOO
Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, a historic landmark founded in 1868, is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience. A leader in conservation science both globally and locally, the zoo exemplifies the highest quality animal care and educational outreach. The not-for-profit zoo, managed by The Lincoln Park Zoological Society, is a member-supported organization and one of the nation's only free, privately managed zoos.
For more information, call (312)742-2000 or visit www.lpzoo.org.
SOURCE Tetra Pak