Go Green

Photovoltaic systems installed on Grand Canyon Visitor Center

Photovoltaic systems installed on Grand Canyon Visitor Center

NPS photo by Michael Quinn

Quick Facts


A Call to Action
Action Item:
Go Green
Year Accomplished:

Grand Canyon National Park has accomplished many goals to reduce the NPS carbon footprint and showcase its commitment to renewable energy. Grand Canyon became a Climate Friendly Park in 2009 and continues to work to mantain this commitment. Successes include Platiunum LEED certification for new housing units and a new Science and Resource Management Building and the installation of additoinal photovoltaic systems on many park facilities.

In addition, the park works closely with all of the park concessioners to assure their operations are sustainable and have implemented Environmental Mangement Systems in their operations. Other accomplishments include: the conversion of the shuttle bus fleet to using compressed natural gas, a park-wide co-mingled recycling program, the installation of water bottle filling stations and the elmination of the sale of water in individual containers, and the use of reusable shopping bags by sales outlets in the park.

Last updated: June 10, 2016