Many sustainable practices have been put into effect at Gateway Arch National Park, both during and after construction.
The building housing the new Visitor Center and Museum has been awarded Silver LEED Certification
Opened in July 2018, the Arch Café has made sustainable practices and local and organic foods their top priority. All of the lighting is LED and all the appliances are Energy Star, if available. The Zero Waste Initiative focuses on providing recyclable or compostable food and dining products, including straws and coffee cups made from plants, creating virtually no waste. All of their plastic bottles, cups, and lids can be recycled, as well as any aluminum, cardboard, or pallets their products are delivered in. The café composts all food scraps, coffee cups and sleeves, forks, knives, napkins, and straws. Multiple clearly-marked recycling and compost bins have been placed in the public areas of the café, as well as a single-stream recycling bin in the washroom.
Additionally, much of the café’s food is organic and comes from the local area, including:
Last updated: September 14, 2018