09 Nov '12, 5pm

Sustainability at our National Parks

Sustainability at our National Parks

To honor the nation’s military veterans, the National Park Service has declared this weekend to be a fee free weekend at National Park sites across the nation. Sustainability initiatives are alive and strong at NPS sites, from electric vehicle charging stations at Zion National Park to the ban on bottled water sales at the Grand Canyon, the NPS operates with the environment in mind. Eco-friendly motoring Visitors to the Grand Canyon no longer have to battle traffic as they travel around the South Rim. The National Park Service operates a series of free shuttle buses that run on clean burning compressed natural gas (CNG). The reduced emissions help keep the park’s atmosphere clear so visitors can take in the pure beauty of the canyon. Across the country at Acadia National Park in Maine, visitors can board a free propane-powered shuttle bus. In August 2011, the bus transport...

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