The desire to go paperless has been sweeping the United States for years now, and the national parks want to do their part in joining the movement. Subaru has teamed up with Chimani to cut down on waste in parks by working to eliminate the paper maps and travel guides that used to get passed out to visitors. The two companies are joining forces to release 59 apps that will serve as digital travel guides for different national parks across the country.
These digital guides will include a number of features that hikers can access immediately on their phones. Features like points of interest, hiking trails and more will be just a tap away at any point. Subaru is using its influence and reputation to invest in this project, supporting the development team and raising awareness about the importance of cutting down on trash in the national parks.
The apps can be downloaded through the Apple App Store, Google Play and through Amazon. Chimani has also released a number of apps for Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. Plus, the apps use GPS as opposed to Wi-Fi® or cell service, so they can be used pretty much anywhere.
Subaru has been getting more involved with the education of Americans about how their actions can affect the natural beauty of the landscape. The Subaru National Park Survey handles more than 100 million pounds of waste left behind by the nearly 300 million annual visitors to national parks.
As the U.S. national parks celebrate their 100th anniversary, Subaru is more dedicated than ever to assist in preserving their natural beauty.
“As a longtime advocate for protecting the environment and a premier partner of the National Park Service Centennial, Subaru is more committed than ever to spreading awareness of these issues and making meaningful strides to keep our national treasures beautiful,” said President and COO of Subaru of America, Inc. Thomas J. Doll.
“We hope these new studies shed light on the lack of awareness of this important issues, but also show that Americans are willing to make a concerted effort to help address it.”
To learn more about all that Subaru does to help protect the environment, feel free to chat with a member of the team at our Raynham, MA, Subaru dealership.