Preserving and Protecting Resources at Shenandoah
Who We Are…
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts’ at Shenandoah has a commitment to environmental stewardship which is demonstrated through GreenPath®, our award-winning environmental management system (EMS). Through this program we conserve natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide opportunities for future generations to experience these special places.
It’ s the Way to Protect our Special PlacesOur Goal: Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 50% by 2020.
Why?Shenandoah National Park is impacted by climate change. Research indicates that glacial surface areas have decreased 30% from the late 1970’s to 2009. Climate change also negatively impacts vegetation, wildlife, oceans, water resources, and human populations.
Our Commitments:Install energy efficient technologies, reduce impacts associated with travel, and educate others about climate change and energy conservation.
How you can help:Turn off lights and turn down the heat when you leave; carpool; and learn more about climate change. Water is Vital in So Many Ways
Reduce water use 40% by 2020.
Our Commitments:Reduce water consumption by installing low-flow fixtures, installing shower timers, implementing a linen reuse program and educating associates and guests on water conservation.
How you can help:Turn off faucets when not in use, report water leaks to the front desk, take shorter showers and participate in our linen reuse program. Visit WaterSense to learn more on how you can calculate your water footprint and find ways to reduce your use at home. http://www.epa.gov/watersense/
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Achieve zero waste by 2020.
With nearly 1.2 million visitors annually to Shenandoah National Park we have a responsibility to reduce and manage waste.
Our Commitments:Prevent waste generation through our purchasing program. Reduce waste entering landfills by promoting reuse and diverting recyclables and organics.
How you can help:Please recycle paper, cardboard, metals, plastics, aluminum, glass, and household batteries. Use a refillable water bottle and a reusable bag. 95% of Shenandoah National Park is protected as wilderness, do your part to Leave No Trace…
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimize Campfire Impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Other Visitors
We encourage you to carry on these efforts every day…Together, with small efforts we can make a BIG difference!
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