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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about, or experience of adapting their projects to be more environmentally friendly?  This is something I'd like to know more about.  The first things that come to mind to consider for me are the flights of international volunteers, and flying loads of skate gear around.  I'd be interested to know if there were some nifty ways of doing these things in a more eco-friendly way.

Please feel free to share any other ideas, any solutions you've come across, or any interesting reading you could share!



Hi Lewis, 

I know it’s 2 years since you posted this, but it’s an interest of mine as I’m a conservation and sustainability speciality by day.

I’m wondering if there are any resources out there for designing and building sustainable skateparks. I’ve only seen a few posts on parks that incorporate green infrastructure (primarily bioswales and rain gardens for storm water runoff). I think all new skatepark projects should include sustainability and climate resilience from the beginning. Everything we build should consider environmental  impact but also resilience to changing climates. Skateparks also offer the chance to add native trees to neighborhoods, ideally reducing heat related risks for the skates and broader community alike.

Anyway, I’d love to dig into any resources on this and continue the conversation.


CincySkatepark  if you haven't seen the new Skatepark Best Practices Guide from the Skatepark Project, they have a page about environmental considerations (page 48). We haven't come across anything extensive about this but it would be a really good and important topic to explore more! If you find any good resources please share them here.