Sustainability Success Stories

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DoD Sustainability Plan and Success Stories

Success Stories/News

DoD and EPA recognize their extensive common and complementary interests in environmental research and development, environmental management, installation capabilities and operations, and integrating sustainability actions.

The purpose of this MOU is to enhance and continue EPA and DoD’s working relationship with regard to innovative research, technological demonstration, and convening key actors to support DoD’s vision of sustainable and resilient military installations.

The USPS BlueEarth™ Federal Recycling Program provides a simple and free solution to recycle e-waste.

USPS and DoD signed a memorandum of understanding that allows employees of DoD to recycle qualified personally owned consumer electronic devices.

This free program helps implement the goals of EO 13514 (Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance). Electronic devices included as part of the program include printer cartridges, cell phones, tablets, MP3 players, GPS devices, digital cameras, media games and game systems, DVD and Blu-ray players, computers, servers, and storage media.

To recycle personal property through the program, go to, select DoD and confirm the items are personally owned, enter information about the items to be recycled, print a label, pack the items in your own box, and mail the package using USPS. No user name or password is required. For more information on the USPS Federal Recycling Program, visit

The USPS BlueEarth Federal Recycling Program follows DoD protocols for wiping data from all personal items.

Watch a video about the Program here: USPS BlueEarth Federal Recycling Program

Energy Security and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

U.S. Marine Corps Stands at Forefront of Energy and Water Savings

Sustainable Buildings

Environmental Engineering and Science

Green (Sustainable) Procurement

Solid Waste (Pollution Prevention)

Vehicle Use and Transportation

Air Force: Green Fleet Award Winner 2019
The U.S. Air Force’s 441st Vehicle Support Chain Operations Squadron (VSCOS) was recognized as a 2019 Green Fleet Award winner.  The 441st VSCOS was number 19 among North America’s top 50 “greenest” federal, state, and local government fleets.  Applicants were judged by a panel of seasoned fleet managers on several comprehensive categories including fleet composition and utilization, renewable and alternative energy sources, policy and planning, and staff education on new green fleet technologies.

Water Reduction