Five green hacks: Parks Canada explores ways to reduce its environmental footprint

A solar array with huts in the background

A “hack” is a trick, method or new approach for doing something better. A good hack can make your life easier; a good green hack can make your life easier on the planet. (See full story)

Reaching for the sky! New building achieves Canada’s highest certification for environmental sustainability

A view of the entrance area to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Gulf Islands National Park Reserve Operation Centre at dusk, with the harbour in the background.

When Gulf Islands National Park Reserve was established in 2003, Parks Canada saw the perfect opportunity to build the most environmentally-friendly federal building in the country. (See full story)

Stepping back! Going above and beyond for the environment at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

A view of the photovoltaic panels that cover the roof of the Visitor Centres patio at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site.

One of the finest collections of early stone buildings in Western Canada is now home to some very modern renewable energy features, including a SOLARWALL® ventilation system, an earth energy system and photovoltaic panels. (See full story)

Planting the seeds for a greener workplace! Parks Canada is doing its part to help green government operations

Employees at Parks Canada’s Western and Northern Service Centre Winnipeg shovelling finished compost into bags to distribute and take home

In addition to its employees already making their own daily efforts to reduce their environmental footprint, Parks Canada is working towards meeting the targets set out by the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to shrinking the environmental impacts of day-to-day operations. (See full story)

Ready, set, go green! A closer look at Parks Canada’s eco-friendly fleet

One of Parks Canada’s FLEET vehicles resting in front of Chambly Canal National Historic Site, Lock 8

Parks Canada drives to lessen environmental impact by reducing the size, fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of its vehicles across Canada! (See full story)