President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

"We will modernize more than 75% of federal buildings ..."

"Reduce our Greenhouse Gas Emissions 80 Percent by 2050

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

"I look forward to sharing my vision for the Department, including how I believe we can strengthen our stewardship of our Nation’s land and water resources, how we can help build a clean energy economy for the twenty-first century, and how we can restore the integrity of our nation-to-nation relationship with Native American communities."

Letter designating AS-PMB Rhea Suh the Department’s Senior Sustainability Officer PDF format

Video: Deputy Secretary Hayes on Sustainability

Let Your GREEN Ideas Shine Through!

Top 10 winners of Green DOI Challenge Announced! moremore

Continue to Let Your GREEN Ideas Shine Through!
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Executive Order 13514 – Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance

Demonstrating a commitment to lead by example, President Obama signed an Executive Order on October 5, 2009 that sets sustainability goals for Federal agencies and focuses on making improvements in their environmental, energy and economic performance. The Executive Order PDF formatrequires Federal agencies to set a 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target within 90 days; increase energy efficiency; reduce fleet petroleum consumption; conserve water; reduce waste; support sustainable communities; and leverage Federal purchasing power to promote environmentally-responsible products and technologies. moremore


U.S. Department of the Interior

Greening of the Interior