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Riding the Green Coaster
Publishing date: 06.07.2011

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Theme parks around the world are getting greener, reducing their footprints, saving energy, wasting less, offering healthy foods and so on. E environmental magazine, July 2011

Summer is here, complete with funnel cakes and corn dogs, hair-raising roller coasters and water-soaked rides. Of course, theme parks don’t usually spring to mind when talking about sustainability. In fact, some of the earliest roller coasters were used to deliver coal. But modern theme parks have come a long way, and a couple of eco-themed parks are even in the works, boasting environmental literacy centers and conservation programs alongside rides and games of chance. Consumer demand and a need to cut costs have driven the green theme park trend.

“It’s something everybody in the industry is conscious of and they’re always looking to green the operation,” says Dennis Speigel, director of International Theme Park Services. “Are we where we need to be? No. But are we as an industry attempting to improve and look at various alternatives for greening the operations within a theme park? Definitely.”
Here’s a roundup of the latest theme park green initiatives and one eco-themed park currently in the works.


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