Could you imagine what life would be like without modern energy? The natural resources and energy we use are essential to our lives. However, the source of these resources and how they are used can significantly impact the environment, also known as an environmental footprint. Sustainable practices lead to a reduction of the park's environmental footprint and contribution to climate change.
For years, Golden Gate National Recreation Area has worked to reduce its environmental footprint. The park's Green Team works to make the park more sustainable and implements Environmental Management System goals. Learn more about successful sustainability projects in the park by clicking the links.
Learn more about the Alcatraz Island park site where we are using a number of sustainable practices to reduce our environmental footprint.
Do you plan to travel to the park in an alternative fuel vehicle? If so, good for you! Your actions help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce petroleum use. Plan your trip with the Alternative Fueling Station Locator from the Department of Energy (use zip code 94123 to search).
Did You Know?
Some granite on the beaches of San Francisco arrived here from China as ballast in ships during the Gold Rush.