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What We’re Proud Of

Environmental Certifications, Affiliations & Awards

Certifications

  • US Green Building Council’s LEED certification for all five of the new Canyon Lodges (4 Gold and 1 Silver; 2015 and 2016)
  • LEED Platinum-level green building certification of the Old Faithful Paintbrush Housing project (2015). The project is the first platinum-rated certification achieved by a concession operator inside a national park.
  • LEED Gold certification for the Haynes Administration Building Rehabilitation (2016)
  • Green Seal™ Lodging Gold-level Certification of Lake Yellowstone Hotel, 2016
  • Yellowstone’s environmental management system has maintained ISO 14001 certification since 2004
  • LEED Certified green building designation of two Employee Residences in Gardiner. The project was the first LEED certification in Montana
  • Green Restaurant Association Certification: Mammoth Hotel Dining Room (4-Star level, first in the National Park Service)

Affiliations

Awards

2017

  • National Park Service (NPS) Environmental Achievement Award (Lean, Clean, and Green Team) for achieving LEED certification for all 5 of the newly constructed Canyon lodges.

2016

  • NPS Environmental Achievement Award Honorable Mention for LEED certification on the Paintbrush Employee Residence at Old Faithful.

2015

  • NPS Environmental Achievement Award: Good Neighbor recognition for collaboration with sustainable local food partners.
  • Department of the Interior (DOI) Environmental Achievement Award: “Strengthening Community Through Sustainable Food Choices in Yellowstone National Park”. Recognizes partners who attain exceptional achievements under Executive Order 13693 “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade”.
  • National Association of Home Builders Best in Green Award for Systems-Built Housing: Old Faithful Employee Housing

2014

  • Trip Advisor GreenLeaders Gold Level: Old Faithful Snow Lodge; Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins; Grant Village; Lake Yellowstone Hotel;
  • Trip Advisor GreenLeaders Silver Level: Old Faithful Inn; Old Faithful Lodge; Lake Lodge Cabins; Roosevelt Lodge

2012

  • Department of Interior Environmental Achievement Award: Mammoth Dining Room Green Restaurant Certification and Remodel
  • National Park Service Environmental Achievement Award: Mammoth Dining Room Green Restaurant Certification and Remodel

2011

  • NPS Environmental Achievement Award (Honorable Mention): For Future Generations: Yellowstone Gifts, environmental scorecard

2010

  • NPS Environmental Achievement Award: “For Future Generations” store and campaign
  • Stars of the Industry Award Winner, Good Earthkeeping Award for “For Future Generations” store and educational campaign, American Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Consumer Education and Outreach Sustainability Award, Association of Retail Environments

2009

  • Department of the Interior Environmental Achievement Award (Honorable Mention): Used Cooking Oil/Fuel Project
  • National Park Service Environmental Achievement Award: Used Cooking Oil/Fuel Project

2007

  • Travel Industry Association Odyssey Awards, Geotourism Award for Sustaining the Environment of a Place, National Geographic Traveler
  • Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Achievement Award: Petroleum Success Story

2006

  • National Environmental Performance Track Corporate Leader Award for Exceptional Environmental Performance, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Interior Environmental Achievement Award: Environmental Initiatives
  • Environmental Health & Safety Management Systems, Infrastructure, and Training Award Winner, National Registry of Environmental Professionals
  • Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Achievement Award
  • Achievement National Park Service Environmental Achievement Awards (Honorable Mention): NPS and Concessioner Team Efforts for Waste Reduction

2005

  • American Hotel and Lodging Association Stars of the Industry Award Winner, Good Earthkeeping Award for Energy, Waste, Sustainable Design, and Water Conservation
  • Adrian Award for Green Marketing, Hospitality Sale and Marketing Association International
  • National Park Service Environmental Achievement Award: LEED-Certified Sustainable Building
  • Hazardous Materials Management Association Environmental Excellence Award, Onsite Camper Propane Bottle Recovery Unit
  • Environmental Design & Construction Magazine Innovation in Design Award, Yellowstone LEED Employee Housing

Community Support

  • Supports local and regional communities and organizations through in-kind donations and prizes for raffles and silent auctions.
  • Donates lost and found unclaimed items, worn bed fabrics, mattress pads, and bedspreads from guest rooms to charity
  • Offers room night donations and plush toys for sale in retail outlets with portion of proceeds benefiting Yellowstone Forever, the park’s official non-profit education partner.
  • Collaborates with on-location peers to build park and gateway community engagement through active participation on the Yellowstone Environmental Coordinating Community
  • Donates funds to Gardiner School Scholarship, Susan G Komen Wyoming Race for a Cure, Gardiner Food Pantry, Western Sustainability Exchange, Gardiner Mammoth Youth Leagues, and U.S. Green Building Council of Wyoming, and many others.
  • Provides volunteer work for the following organizations:
    • Association of Partners for Public Lands
    • Bear Creek Council
    • Boy Scouts
    • Electric Peak Arts Council
    • Gardiner Ambulance
    • Gardiner Bruin Booster Club
    • Gardiner Chamber of Commerce
    • Gardiner Community Center
    • Gardiner Community Earth Day Celebration
    • Gardiner Food Bank
    • Gardiner Library
    • Gardiner School FFA
    • Gardiner Volunteer Fire Department
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Jardine/Gardiner Road Clean-up
    • Little Peoples Learning Center
    • Livingston Depot
    • Mammoth/Gardiner Youth Sports
    • Meals on Wheels
    • Montana Race for the Cure
    • Museum of the Rockies
    • Paradise Permaculture Institute
    • Paradise Valley EMS
    • Paradise Valley Volunteer Fire Department
    • Park County 4-H
    • Stafford Animal Shelter
    • U.S. Green Building Council of Wyoming
    • U.S. Green Building Council of Montana
    • Western Sustainability Exchange
    • Yellowstone Forever
    • Yellowstone Historic Center
    • Yellowstone Volunteer Fire Department
    • Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities