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.
The President is committed to addressing the climate change threat – both by taking action here at home and showing leadership on the world stage. As part of his commitment to lead by example to curb the emissions that are driving climate change, President Obama issued an Executive Order on March 19, 2015, that will cut the Federal Government's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels -- saving taxpayers up to $18 billion in avoided energy costs -- and increase the share of electricity the Federal Government consumes from renewable sources to 30 percent. Find out More