What is the Climate Friendly Parks Program?
Mount Rainier National Park belongs to a network of "Climate Friendly Parks" who are leading the way in the effort to protect our parks' natural and cultural resources and infrastructure by addressing the current and future impacts of climate change. In 2006, Mount Rainier conducted an inventory of greenhouse gases (GHG) produced in park operations. The inventory was the first step in developing a Climate Friendly Park Action Plan with the goal of reducing GHG emissions from park operations by addressing the management of energy use, transportation, and waste disposal. In 2014, Mount Rainier completed an updated GHG inventory to track the results of the goals identified in the Climate Friendly Park Action Plan.
Comparing 2006 and 2014 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Total GHG generated from park operations have reduced by approximately 30% from 2006 to 2014.