The Institute at the Golden Gate contributes to a more sustainable and healthy world by harnessing the power of parks and public lands to advance environmental stewardship and human wellbeing.
Who We Are and What We Do
A program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in partnership with the National Park Service, the Institute fosters new ideas, shares best practices, encourages leadership, and supports and implements public policy changes that will benefit people and the planet.
Current Program Areas
The Institute is currently focused on how parks can connect to people’s health, sustainable food systems, and climate change education. Since its launch in 2008, the Institute has helped shape national food policy and is implementing the groundbreaking “Healthy Parks Healthy People” initiative in the U.S.
A New Stage
As we enter our fifth year, the Institute is building on its early successes and launching into a broader range of programmatic activities to bring about real change. In addition to its health, food and climate education programs, in 2013 the Institute will be launching a fourth program on urban areas and a fellowship for emerging environmental leaders.
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