The Recreation and Conservation Funding Board encourages grant recipients to design and build sustainable projects to maximize the useful life of what they build and do the least amount of damage to the environment.
In most recreation and conservation grant programs, evaluation questions reward the use of sustainable design, practices, and elements.
Grant recipients already are using sustainable elements in projects by installing green roofs on buildings; using surfaces for parking lots, pathways, and trails that allow water to penetrate and be treated, installing rain gardens to treat stormwater onsite; using automatic lighting controls to minimize use of electricity; and installing irrigation controls that don’t turn on when it’s raining.
See these examples of real projects as well as the resources below.
Other Sustainability Resources
- National Park Service Sustainability
- Puget Sound Partnership’s Low Impact Development: Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound (2012)
- Sustainable Sites Initiative
- American Society of Landscape Architects (sustainable landscaping and more)
- Building Green
- Renewable Energy World
- Sightline Daily
- U.S. Green Building Council
- Smart Growth America