What is sustainability all about?
Although sustainability has been a major mission in the parks beginning with the 1916 Organic Act, it is only in recent years that a full fledged commitment and mandate from the National Park Service has occurred. It touches all aspects of our operations-design, policy, management, and interpretation.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Climate Action Plan
Cuyahoga Valley National Park has achieved the status of "Climate Friendly Park". As a participant in the National Park Service's Climate Friendly Parks program, Cuyahoga Valley NP now belongs to a network of over 100 parks nationwide that are committed to reducing resource consumption, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, understanding potential resource impacts from climate change, and educating park staff and the public about climate change and sustainability. Click on the image to the right to read the plan.
Green Parks Plan: Advancing Our Mission through Sustainable Operations
The NPS Green Parks Plan articulates an overarching vision that will make everything we do more sustainable by establishing environmental performance targets, empowering staff to be agents of change, collaborating with stakeholders, and engaging millions of visitors to support this effort during visits and while at home. We can all make a difference! Click here to read the NPS Green Parks Plan report.
Our Green Commitment
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Last updated: January 3, 2022