Grant Supports Alternative Transportation At Rocky Mountain National Park

RMNP Clean Cities Grant Ribbon Cutting
Shebles McConnellogue, Executive Director of Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition, and Andrew Hudgins, Project Leader, Clean Cities, at the National Renewable Energy Lab with Danny Basch, Facility Manager of Operations at Rocky Mountain National Park

Courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park

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News Release Date: May 14, 2015

Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Rocky Mountain National Park staff recently assembled with partners from the Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the substantial completion of a grant funded through the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities National Parks Initiative.  This grant was awarded to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2013, for $167,500.

The National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities National Parks Initiative supports alternative transportation projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and educating park visitors about the environmental benefits of reducing our dependence on petroleum.  This initiative complements the NPS Climate Friendly Parks program by demonstrating the environmental benefits of cutting petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions.

Through this unique partnership opportunity, the park has purchased two electric sedans and one hybrid pickup truck, installed two electric charging stations, launched an idle reduction campaign and enhanced the parks education and outreach efforts toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing sustainable operations. 

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Last updated: May 13, 2015

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