Green Parks Plan Media Kit

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The National Park Service protects 84 million acres that hold some of our nation's most scenic and ecologically diverse lands, historic landmarks and significant cultural treasures. The Green Parks Plan presents our vision and long-term commitment for sustainable management of NPS operations. We're building smarter, encouraging innovation, and employing new technologies to minimize waste, reduce energy consumption, and eliminate environmental hazards.

Green Parks Plan
Advancing the NPS mission through sustainable operations.
Photo Gallery
Public domain photos of sustainable operations and facilities.
B-Roll - Assateague Island National Seashore
Downloadable video of rangers at work on solar and recycling projects.
Audio - Assateague Island National Seashore
Downloadable audio of rangers discussing park recycling and solar project benefits.
B-Roll - John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Downloadable video of Painted Hills Ranger Station, labeled "net zero" though it generates excess power.
NPS Climate Change Response Strategy
The National Park Service's planned approach to addressing effects of climate change on national parks.

Green Parks Preservation Guides
Many of the policies and procedures that guide National Park Service sustainability efforts also serve as a model for others. Here are some of our best practices for caring for historic buildings while minimizing impacts on the external environment.

The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation & Illustrated Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
Improving Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings
Incorporating Solar Panels in a Rehabilitation Project
Installing Green Roofs on Historic Buildings

Communications Connection
Need a subject matter expert for a story? Need a story idea? The Office of Communications can help. Give us a call at (202) 208-6843 or e-mail us.

Facts at Your Fingertips
The National Park Service posts considerable information for reporters online including a suite of web pages for every park and every state. Find details for any state by adding the full state name to For example, Mississippi's state page is

Here are a few additional sites to access at your leisure:
Fun Facts
History E-Library
Laws and Policy
Library Information Center
The National Parks: Index 2009-2011
Planning, Environment and Public Comment
Public Use Statistics

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