FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2011
Contact: HHS Press Office
Statement from Secretary Sebelius on Second Annual Sustainability Performance Plan
Today, our department, along with 47 other federal agencies, released its 2011 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. These sustainability plans mark the latest step in implementing President Obama’s Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance (Executive Order 13514) signed on October 5, 2009.
The plan builds on the previous version released in 2010 and includes specific examples of projects that are reducing waste, improving energy performance, and reducing operating costs.
These projects include everything from reducing energy consumption and water intensity to improving recycling efforts. Together these developments will reduce waste, increase energy performance, and ultimately lower overall operating costs.
At the Department of Health and Human Services, we are fully committed to doing whatever is necessary to protect the health of all Americans and we recognize that ensuring a clean and healthy environment is a fundamental part of that effort. We will continue instilling sustainable practices throughout our programs and operations as we respond to the new challenge of adapting to climate change as we continue to fulfill our mission. Through our past accomplishments and future commitments, the Department of Health and Human Services will lead the way toward a healthy future for all Americans.
Read the 2011 Plan.
Read the plan summary.
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Last revised: October 31, 2011