Golden Gate National Recreation Area takes seriously its responsibility to address climate change and other problems facing our environment. We are always looking for solutions that will help reduce our carbon footprint, increase our waste diversion, and protect our natural resources.
By continually improving the park’s sustainability, we are making real progress towards our goal of carbon-neutral park operations. Actions the park take now contribute to the broader collective response required to meet the environmental challenges of today, for the benefit of future generations.
Climate Change at Golden Gate
Explore Golden Gate's solution-based strategies in the face of coming changes.
Renewable energy provides clean, carbon-neutral electricity for our park operations.
Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Energy conservation and efficiency are the most cost-effective ways to reduce Golden Gate's carbon footprint.
contribute a great deal to the park's environmental footprint. There are several green buildings to see at the park that are LEED certified.
is a precious resource, and Golden Gate is making efforts to conserve water whenever possible. Low flow faucets are only one example of the
accounts for about a third of our Nation's greenhouse gases that cause climate change. The park is working to reduce the use of fossil fuels
Proper recycling and composting helps decrease the amount of waste sent to landfills. Visitors play a key role.
Purchasing Green Products
Purchasing green materials and products helps avoid harmful impacts on health and the environment.
Sustainability Newsletter Archive
Check out our annual sustainability newsletters to learn more!
Last updated: August 13, 2019