Sustainability is deeply ingrained in Delaware North's culture, at the Grand Canyon and across our operations. Our proprietary stewardship program, GreenPath®, helps ensure we focus intently on corporate social responsibility, carefully manage our environmental impact, and positively contribute to the National Parks and the communities we serve.
Working directly with the National Park Service, achieved 57% waste diversion from the landfill in 2020 - with a goal to achieve 65% diversion by 2022 and zero waste at the Grand Canyon by 2025 through the following practices:
Water and Energy
Reduce, reuse, recycle, refill
Remember to reduce waste, reuse materials when possible, and recycle. In partnership with the National Park Service, Delaware North at Grand Canyon National Park manages waste using single-stream recycling, where machines and employees sort waste at a nearby sorting facility to maximize the benefits of recycling. No special bins required! We're also committed to offering a variety of reusable water bottles and conveniently located filling stations throughout the park.
Participate in our linen-reuse program
Help reduce energy and water consumption by hanging up towels for reuse and placing your water conservation card on the nightstand to reuse bed linens.
Conserve water and energy
Reduce water consumption by shortening your showers, keeping faucets off when not in use, and reporting any water leaks to the front desk staff. Please remember to turn off lights, TVs, heating and air-conditioning units, and equipment when you leave the room or when not in use.
Reduce CO2 emissions: ride, bike, or walk
At the Grand Canyon, we encourage you to enjoy a hike, ride a bike, carpool with friends, or tour the South Rim on our free shuttle bus system. Visit nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/shuttle-buses.htm to learn more.
Join us in sustainable eating
Delaware North at the Grand Canyon is committed to providing sustainable food that is organically grown, locally grown, or otherwise produced in a way that minimizes the environmental and sociological impacts of its production or shipment.
Hike smart - leave no trace
While enjoying the Grand Canyon's numerous hiking trails, please remain on all paths and walkways and remember to hike smart: properly plan ahead, understand your hiking limitations, remain on all marked trails, bring plenty of food and water, and always leave no trace. Never approach wild animals. It's dangerous (and illegal) to feed wild animals in any national park.
Never leave pets, children, or valuables in an unattended vehicle.
In 2020, Delaware North at Grand Canyon was designated a bike-friendly workplace by the League of American Bicyclists. Our bronze-level designation was based on the following: