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Go Green With Us

Go Green With Us to protect and preserve our State Parks through resource conservation, sustainable operations, and recycling!

Sustainability efforts at Tennessee State Parks are as diverse as the Tennessee landscape - from recycling paper in park offices and installing energy-efficient LED lighting to installing pollinator gardens and creating vegetative buffer areas around wetlands and shorelines at the golf courses.

Since 2015 when the Go Green With Us Program began as a recycling initiative, state parks have continuously improved their environmental stewardship while reducing their carbon footprint. A comprehensive guideline was developed and released in 2017 to steer parks in the path of sustainability in all of their operations. Many campgrounds are now trash-can-free and are served by conveniently located dumpsters and recycling bins. This helps to save time and money as well as reduce litter throughout the campgrounds. Some restaurants are reducing their food waste through diversion, donation, and composting practices. Some restaurants and parks even have on-site gardens, providing fresh seasonal herbs and vegetables to the kitchen and local communities.

April 2018 marked the first inaugural Go Green With Us Recognition awards ceremony. As of 2019, every Tennessee State Park has been recognized for taking positive steps to preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, protect land and water resources, and reduce waste.

To view the TSP Go Green Guidelines and recognition program please click the button below.

GO GREEN GUIDELINES


2021 Go Green With Us Guidelines

The 2021 Awards (below) are presented for work that was done in 2021. To see what other things parks are doing to Go Green, click on a park below.

2021 Park Go Green Awards

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Big Cypress - Gold

Bicentennial Capitol Mall - Platinum

Big Ridge - Platinum

Big HIll Pond - Silver

Bledsoe Creek - Platinum

Booker T. Washington - Platinum

Chickasaw - Gold

Burgess Falls - Platinum

Cove Lake - Platinum

Fort Pillow - Platinum

Cedars of Lebanon - Gold

Cumberland Trail - Gold

Meeman-Shelby Forest - Silver

Cordell Hull Birthplace - Platinum

David Crockett Birthplace - Gold

Natchez Trace - Silver

Cumberland Mountain - Silver

Fort Loudoun - Gold

Nathan Bedford Forrest - Platinum

Cummins Falls - Platinum

Frozen Head - Silver

Paris Landing - Platinum

David Crockett - Silver

Harrison Bay - Platinum

Pickwick Landing - Gold

Dunbar Cave - Gold

Hiwassee/Ocoee Rivers - Gold

Pinson Mounds - Platinum

Edgar Evins - Gold

Indian Mountain - Platinum

Reelfoot Lake - Platinum

Fall Creek Falls - Gold

Norris Dam - Gold

T.O. Fuller - Gold

Harpeth River - Gold

Panther Creek - Gold

 

Henry Horton - Gold

Red Clay - Silver

 

Johnsonville - Platinum

Roan Mountain - Platinum

 

Long Hunter - Platinum

Rocky Fork - Gold

 

Montgomery Bell - Gold

Seven Islands - Platinum

 

Mousetail Landing - Bronze

Sycamore Shoals - Platinum

 

Old Stone Fort - Gold

Warriors' Path - Gold

 

Pickett - Platinum

 

 

Port Royal - Gold

 

 

Radnor Lake - Platinum

 

 

Rock Island - Platinum

 

 

Sergeant Alvin C. York - Platinum

 
 

South Cumberland - Gold

 
 

Standing Stone - Platinum

 
 

Tims Ford - Gold