Purchasing Environmentally Friendly Products and Services
Actively demanding, seeking, and purchasing materials made of post-consumer, recycled, natural and organic content reduces impact to the environment and contributes to improved human health.
Preventing Pollution & Reducing Waste
Pollution prevention reduces or eliminates waste at the source by modifying production processes, promoting the use of non-toxic or less-toxic substances, implementing conservation techniques and reusing materials rather than putting them into the waste stream.
Recycling and Managing Waste
Waste is generated by nearly everything that we do at home, work or while traveling. Waste is classified as non-hazardous or hazardous and it is everyone’s responsibility to do their part to respond and educate others, reduce use, reuse, and recycle where possible.
Vast amounts of water are used throughout each day without thought. Freshwater is a limited resource and the protection and conservation of this resource is essential to our survival.
Conserving energy use and selecting alternative forms of energy reduces the consumption of fossil fuels and reduces impact to the environment
Environmental Education & Training
Learning about the natural world and environmental issues greatly influences people to become engaged and responsible and encourages them to help protect and conserve resources.
Planning travel, using alternative fueled vehicles and performing routine maintenance and inspections contribute to improved fuel efficiency and an overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.