Parks & Recreation

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

In a practical, commonsense way Shenandoah National Park employees have progressively worked to develop and adopt sustainable practices, including the use of soy-biobased products, for the last 15 years.

Grand Canyon Upholds Mission With Biobased Products

Grand Canyon Upholds Mission With Biobased Products

Biobased products perform and help meet sustainability goals.

Keeping Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Picturesque

Keeping Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Picturesque

Biobased products replace petroleum-based products – in everything from hand cleaner to graffiti remover to auto lubricants.

Northern Michigan University Golf Course Uses Biobased

Northern Michigan University Golf Course Uses Biobased

The University of Northern Michigan’s Golf Course (GC-NMU) is pursuing twin goals: financial as well as environmental sustainability.

Soy Biobased Spray Foam Insulation Protects in Flood-Prone Areas

Soy Biobased Spray Foam Insulation Protects in Flood-Prone Areas

Mother Nature’s record 2008 floods wreaked havoc on an Eastern Iowa Nature Center.  Today, the building is better insulated than ever thanks to spray foam insulation that uses naturally renewable soy

Soy-Backed Carpet Partnership Helps Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Soy-Backed Carpet Partnership Helps Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Yellowstone National Park’s problem with plastic bottles launched an innovative new partnership to use the bottles in American-made soy-backed carpet. It also created a new source of funding for environmental projects at Yellowstone.

Hiawatha National  Forest

Hiawatha National Forest

The people in the business of introducing new products and procedures know that there are classic ways to achieve their goals. One is to find a “champion” and another is to find a source of products for actual trials in the “field.”

Chicago Area Turns to Soy for Bike Path Resurfacing

Chicago Area Turns to Soy for Bike Path Resurfacing

Lake County, Illinois is using a soy-based sealant and preservation agent to prolong the life of one its most heavily used bike paths.

Soy-Based Products ‘Road Ready’

Soy-Based Products ‘Road Ready’

As with weatherization and energy efficiency efforts, numerous soy-biobased products are effective and proven in road construction projects as well.