Red Clay Go Green
Red Clay State Park has completed the Gold Recognition Level of the TN State Parks Go Green With Us Initiative and Guidelines. The guidelines include multiple areas of environmental sustainability, including education and outreach, water conservation, energy efficiency, waste and recycling, and much more. Congrats to this park for going above and beyond to be excellent stewards of our natural resources!
The mission of the Tennessee State Parks Go Green With Us program is to preserve and protect our state parks through sustainable park operations, resource conservation, and recycling. Program components cover a diverse array of initiatives, including energy and water conservation through equipment and operations upgrades, recycling programs, projects to enhance ecosystem health, and erosion control, among many others.
- Red Clay State Park has recently upgraded all of the visitor center’s lighting to energy efficient LED and they have already seen a huge difference in electricity consumption.
- The HVAC system has also been upgraded to a more energy efficient model.
- They contribute to ecosystem health with planted butterfly gardens and native plants.