Working for a Greener Denali
Denali is committed to being a green park. Scroll down to learn what the park has done already to implement sustainable practices. Read about the park's goals to reduce energy and water consumption, create and maintain environmentally-friendly buildings, reuse or recycle waste, reduce pollution, make green purchases, and promote a better understanding of the effects of climate change on natural and cultural resources.
Green Denali - An Environmental Commitment
Denali has created an environmental commitment statement to solidify the park's environmental goals. Creating such a statement is part of the Environmental Management System that the NPS uses to guide environmentally-related projects and activities in parks.
How to Green your Visit to Denali
Green Initiatives at Denali
Water filling stations (eliminating throwaway plastic bottle use in Denali)
Keeping night skies dark (changing bulbs and fixtures to minimize light pollution)
Green business practices (training staff to always make green purchases and contracts)
Energy: Conservation, Efficiency, and Alternative Sources
Denali's vehicle fleet (adding hybrid and electric, downsizing, increasing fuel efficiency)
Electric car recharging station (showcasing how it works starting in spring 2014)
Go Green (reducing non-renewable fuels especially at remote locations)
Net zero at Eielson Visitor Center (aiming for all solar and hydro power)
Denali's Green Buildings
Eielson Visitor Center
Denali Visitor Center
Other Denali Buildings
NPS Photo / Neil Blake
(Time 01:50, Captioned)
Follow along as a park ranger shows a group of young visitors how sustainable features at the new Eielson Visitor Center can teach them about their relationship to the landscape.
CLICK HERE to download a two-page flier about the award-winning facility (2.05 MB PDF).
Did You Know?
Small amounts of airborne pollutants from around the world arrive in Denali every year. Remoteness alone cannot protect the park's clean air. As global human population grows, it is likely that increasing global emissions will affect Denali's air quality.