Sustainability Newsletter Winter 2024
Native Plants Save Water at Crissy Field
GGNRA's landscape crew and volunteers are replacing turf with native plants on berms at Crissy Field, helping save water and create habitat.
The Magic of Heat Pumps
GGNRA is pursuing alternatives to gas heating. Read more about heat pumps and their environmental and financial benefits.
Video: Water Wise at Golden Gate
GGNRA is taking action to conserve water, as climate change will make water availability more uncertain.
Sustainability Newsletter Winter 2023
Alcatraz Ferries Go Electric!
Park concessioner Alcatraz City Cruises reduces its carbon footprint with use of two plug-in electric hybrid ferries.
Public EV Chargers Get a Refresh
Partnerships with Rivian and Adopt-a-Charger help reduce CO2 emissions by making EV charging stations more accessible to visitors and staff.
Recycling Partnership with CCNB
The recycling partnership with Conservation Corps North Bay helps GGNRA by providing additional support for public areas recycling.
Carbon Footprint Reduced at Muir Woods
Muir Woods National Monument finds success in carbon footprint reduction by implementing shuttle and reservation system
The Road to Carbon Neutrality
The latest measure of the park's carbon footprint shows a decrease in 2021. Learn more about what we measure and our carbon-neutral goal.
Video: A Renewable Future at Golden Gate
GGNRA purchases 100% renewable electricity for park buildings, helping further our carbon-reduction goals.
New: Volume 7 / Summer 2020
Climate justice, transit improvement, EV trucks, Environmental Audit and more
Volume 1 / Spring 2015
Crissy Field Center renewable energy features, LED streetlights at Fort Mason, electric car charging locations, and more.
Volume 2 / Fall 2015
Park partners' sustainable practices, sustainability summit, greywater talk, NPS trails crew, and more.
Volume 3 / Summer 2016
Climate change action plan, transit subsidy for park employees, sustainable project tours, and more.
Volume 4 / Summer 2017
Sea level rise studies, adaptation planning at Stinson Beach, visualizing sea level rise at Crissy Field, and more
Volume 5 / Summer 2018
NPS greenhouse gas emissions by sector, native plants reduce irrigation at Crissy Field, new water-filling stations, and more.
Volume 6 / Summer 2019
Carbon offsetting, climate change communication trainings, native seed collection, 5th Ocean Climate Summit, and more.
Last updated: January 9, 2024