Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability


We Define Sustainability at Doyon/Aramark as...

"The ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

At Doyon / Aramark, we have a deep respect for and commitment to the environment. With our unique location within Denali National Park and Preserve, we recognize the need to protect this rare environment where we live, work and play. We also understand that sustainability is an ever evolving practice and is not a destination. 


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Our Environmental Partners

We offer Canned Water for Kids in our stores which is a Wisconsin-based nonprofit providing spring water in aluminum bottles and cans, with the proceeds used to fund clean-drinking-water projects in developing nations while also reducing plastic water bottle usage.

The only energy council of its kind, PERC leads safety and training efforts among propane retailers and consumers and drives technology development to expand adoption of propane as a clean, domestic, and affordable energy source.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that's fished or farmed in ways that protect sea life and habitats, now and for future generations. Our recommendations indicate which seafood items are "Best Choices" or "Good Alternatives," and which ones you should "Avoid."

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Zero Landfill. From becoming America's first Zero-Landfill auto maker, with all waste recycled or reused, to our current National Park Zero-Landfill initiative.

#DontFeedtheLandfills

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Many of our products offered in the gift shop are made in the USA and we also offer products made from recycled material.


Our Efforts

Awards

We are proud to have received the following recognition.

  • ISO 14001:2003 Certification

TRANSPORTATION AND FUEL

Reduce emissions and decrease fuel consumption.

  • Purchasing 16 propane buses installing an entire propane infrastructure to service these vehicles as well as future propane-powered purchases.
  • Downsizing the Aramark work vehicle force in order to reduce overall emissions.

EFFICIENT OPERATIONS

Controlling our energy usage.

  • Utilizing occupancy sensors in work spaces to control power use in office spaces.
  • Converting lighting to LED efficient systems.
Environmental Sustainability at Asilomar

How can I help?

Turn off lights and close the doors when you leave your room.


WATER CONSERVATION

Saving each drop.

  • Reducing water use for bus washing by using very controlled pressure washers.
  • Utilizing sedimentation control in our bus washing operation in order to protect the watershed.
Environmental Sustainability at Asilomar

How can I help?

Travel with a refillable water bottle.


MINIMIZING WASTE

Denali National Park and Preserve is a pilot partner in the Zero Landfill Initiative.

  • We don’t offer plastic bags at our retail or food outlets.
  • Not purchasing Styrofoam for food and beverage containers.
  • Only purchasing food and beverage disposable containers that meet ASTM D6400 standards for composability. Beverages are available as fountain drinks only (with the exception of milk and wine) in order to reduce waste.
  • Working with suppliers to minimize all shipping packaging where possible and to utilize bulk containers when feasible.
  • Providing collection containers and bins for guests to place recyclables in.
  • Planning the installation of a digestor to process food waste. This will not only eliminate the need to send food waste to a landfill, but it will also improve our operation’s overall carbon footprint by removing the necessity to transport the waste from our operation to a landfill.
Environmental Sustainability at Asilomar

How can I help?

As a guest, please take the extra steps to locate a recycling collection container.


FOOD SOURCING

Increasing procurement of local, seasonal and responsibly sourced products.

  • Purchase fish from Alaska’s sustainable sources, reducing the number of miles it must travel.
  • Partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program and only purchase fish from the green, or occasionally the yellow list.
  • Support local producers by attempting to purchase local goods whenever possible.
  • Source only RBsT hormone free dairy products and cage-free eggs.
  • Offer vegetarian and vegan options to our guests as well as house made desserts.

We welcome feedback on any of our sustainability initiatives at Doyon/Aramark in Denali National Park and Preserve, or ideas that any guest may have that we may implement. In addition to the items above, external communications to and from our guests is a key component of our sustainability program.