"Earth's climate is changing,
with global temperature now rising
at a rate unprecedented in the
experience of modern human society."
- Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, 2004
The challenge of climate change allows parks to serve as very visible models for climate friendly actions. Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park Parks participated in a Climate Friendly Parks Workshop with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and have completed the needed steps to become recognized as a Climate Friendly Parks member. We are leading the way in the effort to protect your parks natural resources and ensure their preservation for future generations.
Change has always been a powerful force of nature. National parks and the stories they represent help us understand and appreciate how much our lives are influenced by change. They illustrate for us how interconnected we are with our environment whenever change occurs.
As individuals and families, you can make a difference by following the tips listed in the links below: