The Department of the Interior is fully dedicated, through its mission, to conserve and protect the nation's natural and cultural resources now and for future generations. Implementing sustainability in Department operations is consistent with and complementary to the Department's overarching mission.

The Department is serious and excited about the commitments we have made, the priorities we have set, and the progress we have made on our sustainability efforts. These efforts are integral to the Department's mission and we look forward to enhancing our ability to conserve, protect, and ensure the responsible use of our nation's natural and cultural resources. The dedicated employees of the Department are passionate about our stewardship responsibility for the resources and properties that we manage for the American People.

Employee Greening



Department of the Interior Environmental Achievement Awards



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 requires 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. more