NASA has released its Strategic Sustainability and Performance Plan (SSPP) as part of a government-wide effort to achieve goals without compromising the planet’s resources.

NASA’s SSPP focuses on reducing greenhouse emissions, preventing pollution, increasing water use efficiency and constructing and maintaining high performance, sustainable buildings. The plan follows President Obama’s executive order to increase federal effectiveness in pursuing these “green” goals and includes guidance for evaluating effectiveness and providing updates and review.

“NASA is committed to a policy of sustainability that will be part of the work practices and mindset of the entire agency,” said Olga Dominguez, assistant administrator for the Office of Strategic Infrastructure at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

NASA submitted its plan to the Council on Environmental Quality. The plan was approved by the Office of Management and Budget. To read the

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Download the Strategic Sustainability and Performance Plan