Disney Parks Highlight Commitment to Renewable Energy During Earth Month
April is Earth Month and to celebrate Disney Parks has highlighted some of the ways that they are committed to protecting the earth through renewable energy projects. This includes
- A 50-megawatt solar facility at Walt Disney World resort.
- A commitment to reduce single-use plastics
- Granting more than $75 million to non-profits through the Disney Conservation fund
In addition, Disney continues to make great strides in their long-term goal of attaining zero greenhouse gas emissions along with zero waste. On top of this is Disney’s ongoing commitment to conserve water resources and reversing the decline of wildlife throughout the world.
A huge part of Disney’s strategy of cutting greenhouse gas emissions centers around expanding renewable energy resources. As a matter of fact, Disney recently released a video highlighting some of the ways this is currently being done. Check it out!
Solar energy is playing a huge role in Disney’s global strategy. Here at MickeyBlog we recently reported on a new 50 MW facility at Walt Disney World and a second Mickey-shaped array that service the property. Rooftop systems have also been installed around Tokyo Disneyland and another 1,400 panels at Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure.
On the other side of the globe at Shanghai Disney, a Combined Cooling and Heating Plant reuses heat and condensation from daily operations to reduce energy use! Disneyland Paris also uses geothermal energy to help power its theme parks and resorts!
Disney is incorporating more vehicles that run on renewable fuels. For example, Walt Disney World Transportation has a bus fleet that is one of the first in the U.S. to run on R50 renewable fuel.
Over at Disneyland Resort, the steam trains and the Mark Twain Riverboat run on a fuel made with used cooking oil from the resort kitchens. Cleaner fuel alternatives are also used to power parade floats, monorails and other attraction vehicles.
Disney-funded forestry projects are also aiding in the protection and restoration of ecosystems around the world. In the late decade projects in six countries has supported an incredible 1 million acres of forestlands protecting areas over 33 times the size of Walt Disney World Resort!
For more information on this and other investments in natural climate solutions, readers are encouraged to check out the Walt Disney Company website.
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