Celebrate the Zero-Landfill Initiative
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- As you explore and enjoy Denali and all of Alaska’s natural landscapes, we encourage you to be good stewards and leave only footprints. By recycling properly and reducing waste, visitors help protect national parks and preserve precious resources. It’s EASY and it’s the right thing to do.
- What better way to celebrate the centennial of the National Parks than by helping them lose 100-million pounds…of visitor-generated garbage? Watch “Who We Are is What We Leave Behind”, a landmark series documenting the Subaru National Parks Zero-Landfill Initiative.
- Subaru environmental experts travel to “The Great One,” Denali National Park — the third pilot park in our landmark National Parks Zero-Landfill Initiative — to try and tackle the unique challenges presented by Alaska’s remoteness.
- CBS Sunday Morning. October 2016
Rena Nicklie’s tiny village of Cantwell, in the shadow of Alaska’s Denali National Park, is 150 miles from the nearest recycling center. So she started her own.
- CBS News. October 2016
Students from the community around Denali National Park are forming their own council on recycling.
- KTUU-TV. May 2017
DENALI, Alaska – When it comes to preserving the environment for generations to come, many groups around the world have begun employing students as their go-to guides. Enter the Denali-based arm of the nationwide movement Zero-Landfill Initiative, which challenges students to solve problems of waste in their communities.
- Matador Network, September 2016
It’s a simple yet profound concept: Don’t feed the landfills while visiting our national parks. We take for granted that since there are trash cans in the parks, it’s no big deal to fill them up with a bunch of our camping and picnicking rubbish. The problem is that trash has to go somewhere. Inevitably, it ends up in our ever-expanding landfills.
“Valley Recycling Organizations Win Big at 36th Annual ALPAR Awards,” Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, May 11, 2019
“Denali National Park Tackles Trash with Zero-Landfill Initiative,” Anchorage Daily News, July 8, 2018
“Pioneering Parks: America’s National Park Service Explores New Ideas for Sustainability and Learning Opportunities,” Alaska Beyond, the in-flight magazine of Alaska Airlines. April 2018
“Denali Teens Look for Solution to Borough Waste Problem,” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. September 2016
“Denali Park Partners Take Active Role in Zero-Landfill Initiative,” NPS News. December 2017
“Don’t Feed the Landfills,” Conscious Planet Earth. November 2017