Subaru — the nation’s first zero-landfill automaker — and the National Parks Conservation Association have teamed up on an initiative called #DontFeedTheLandfills that aims to address this problem by reducing the amount of waste collected at our national parks. Three iconic parks — Denali, Yosemite, and Grand Teton — are piloting the project. And if all goes well, we can expect the program to spread to other national parks as well.

Matador is proud to partner with Subaru to help get the message out. Check out the videos and articles below, and remember to lead by example the next time you visit one of our incredible national parks. The lessons are simple yet profound: Pack out what you pack in. Use reusable containers for food and drinks. In short, don’t feed the landfills.

This post is proudly produced in partnership with Subaru.


Visiting a National Park? #DontFeedTheLandfills. Here’s how.

It’s a simple yet profound concept: Don’t feed the landfills while visiting our national parks. We take for granted that since there are trash cans in the parks, it’s no big deal to fill them up with a bunch of our camping and picnicking rubbish. The problem is that trash has to go somewhere. Inevitably, it ends up in our ever-expanding landfills.

Mindfulness Matters

The mantra is simple: #DontFeedTheLandfills in our national parks. Join Subaru and the National Parks Conservation Association in their sustainability initiative to encourage national park visitors to pack-in and pack-out recyclables, employ reusable containers for food and drink, opt for online brochures and maps, and to otherwise leave the rubbish at home.


Series Articles

4 challenges facing America’s national parks in 2016 (and what you can do)

With 100 years under its belt, the National Park Service has cause for celebration. But there's also plenty of work to be done. Here's how you can help. #DontFeedTheLandfills

America's landfill addiction, by the numbers

The full story of our waste isn't pretty. It's a problem. Luckily, there are ways you can help. #DontFeedTheLandfills

14 simple habits that will immediately reduce your impact on the environment

The problem of waste in America is a monumental one. Here are 14 solid tips for going zero landfill. #DontFeedTheLandfills

12 surprising facts about America’s national parks

Did you know Subaru is helping our national parks go zero landfill? #DontFeedTheLandfills

Photo credits: Arches National Park by Ian D. Keating, Yosemite by Mitchel Jones, National Park Rangers by Arches National Park