In accordance with the Climate Change Action Plan, our goal is to achieve carbon-neutral park operations and contribute no net release of heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere.
Carbon Footprint from Park Operations
The park measures emissions from three different sectors: Energy, Transportation, and Waste.
Purchased Electricity (Energy): this is the electricity we get from our energy providers. As of 2017, the park purchased 100% renewable electricity, creating a carbon footprint of zero from electricity.
Stationary Combustion (Energy): this includes the propane, diesel, and natural gas that is used to heat our buildings and run emergency generators.
On-Road and Off-Road Fleet (Transportation): these are the vehicles we use for our park operations. Light duty vehicles transport staff to various park sites, and heavy duty equipment is used to mow, pave, and move sand on beaches. Most of our sedans are hybrids or electric, while the heavier equipment uses gas or diesel.
Solid Waste (Waste): the waste that goes to landfills, especially organic materials, will generate methane, a potent heat-trapping gas.
Wastewater (Waste): the methane created from sewage is also counted in our carbon footprint.
Last updated: October 16, 2020