Each year many visitors travel to Denali and other national parks. Any journey, or even staying at home, involves a "carbon footprint" or an impact on planet Earth by the production of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. Here are some tips to reduce the carbon footprint of your travel to Denali--an effort to reduce impacts will help protect Denali and other wild places, and save you money.
Leaving home for vacation
During your visit to Denali
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(1) Use the Do Your Part for Climate-Friendly Parks carbon footprint calculator to determine carbon emissions for home energy uses and transportation
Did You Know?
In 1908, Charles Sheldon – a hunter and naturalist – described in his journal the idea of a park that would allow visitors to enjoy the beauty he saw while visiting Alaska. In 1917 his vision became reality, with the creation of Mount McKinley National Park.