It’s no surprise we are major advocates of environmental sustainability!
From climate education to the green building housing the Crissy Field Center and the compost used to grow plants in the Native Plant Nurseries, there are many more examples of sustainability in practice throughout the Golden Gate National Parks.
In particular, the Parks Conservancy’s Institute at the Golden Gate has a number of initiatives aimed at encouraging environmental preservation and sustainability in our national parks and around the world.
A program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Institute at the Golden Gate incubates knowledge and innovation in parks. Embedded in one of the country’s most visited and influential national parks, we convene leaders and influencers to forge unconventional partnerships that reach beyond traditional park boundaries.
Park E-Ventures Article
Golden Gate National Recreation Area has achieved carbon-neutral park operations. But what does that really mean? Let's break down what goes in to our park's carbon footprint, take stock of what we've accomplished so far, and think about where to go from here in our continuing effort towards sustainability.
The Crissy Field Center is a showcase of environmentally-savvy design. The 7,500-square-foot interim building is LEED Platinum certified, with features like maximized natural lighting and recycled construction materials. The Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Presidio trust partnered with Project FROG to create the building in less than 6 months,...
When: Group Projects by Request Where: Presidio of San Francisco Help enhance the Presidio’s historic gardens and grounds, as well as support the park efforts to become a model of environmental sustainability.
Parks are on the frontline of climate change impact and visibility, giving them unique potential to educate visitors and encourage them to take active roles in building environmental resilience.
At the Golden Gate Institute, we are working to promote parks as emerging resources for improving health and well-being.