Tawas Point Recycling • What do we recycle • Paper • Plastic • Metal • Returnable bottles and cans • Rechargeable batteries • Cell Phones • Fluorescent light tubes • Who can recycle here • Visitors to the park • Staff Tawas Point Recycling Center
Bio Diesel Use • Bio Diesel use decreases the carbon emissions put into the atmosphere and is healthier for staff that works with the equipment • Bio Diesel used since 2005 • B99 used in Summer, B20 in Winter • Used in all diesel equipment • Park equipment that uses bio diesel includes: • Tractors • Backhoe • Lawn mowers Mower that runs on Bio Diesel
Green Cleaners and Product Metering • Cleaners are phosphorus free and have low or no VOC’s • Cleaners are metered so there is no waste from improper mixing • Cleaners are safe for the environment as well as the staff and visitors • Cleaners included: • Glass and surface cleaner • General restroom cleaner • Disinfectant • Peroxide shower cleaner Green Cleaner Dispensing Unit
Water Saving Technology • Low flow fixtures • Water saving showers • Waterless Urinals • Auto shut-off jug fillers Waterless Urinals Water Saving Shower
Geothermal Heating and Cooling • Tawas Point Lighthouse uses Geothermal technology for heating and air conditioning. • Geothermal systems use the constant temperature of the earth to more efficiently heat and cool a structure. Tawas Point Lighthouse
Energy Efficient Lighting and Occupancy Sensors • All Park building use energy efficient compact fluorescent bulbs • Visitor Restrooms and staff offices have occupancy sensor so lights are not on when no one is in the room Campground Restroom Building
Staff Bicycle Use • Staff use bikes instead of vehicles as much as possible to perform routine maintenance tasks and campground administrative duties
For More Information • For more information about the Green Initiatives at Tawas Point and all other State Parks you can visit www.michigan.gov/dnr and check out the green initiatives link or you can call Tawas Point at (989) 362-5041.