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Environmental Sustainability

Green Conservation

The numerals for the year 2015 pop out with green leaves. The zero is in the shape of a recycling sign. Every individual has a responsibility to do their part in caring for the environment. This year, resolve to make one simple change at home or at work. For example: Three bullets. (1) Bring reusable bags to the supermarket. Keep extras in your car, purse, or briefcase. (2) Wash your clothes in cold instead of hot/warm water. (3) Turn off lights when you leave a room or your desk/office for the day. For more ideas on how to Go Green in 2015, go to: 1-6-2015

Go Green in 2015

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. Inherently tied to this mission is our obligation to promote healthy American Indian and Alaska Native communities and our responsibility to ensure the well-being of the environment we work in, both indoors and outdoors.

To address this need for healthy and sustainable practices, IHS strives to not only meet all federal requirements but also to be forward-acting on all environmental efforts.

To minimize our impact on the environment, IHS staff, contractors, and suppliers try to ensure that environmental considerations are introduced at the earliest stages possible when planning and implementing agency operations. This website provides information on what IHS is doing as an agency, and what you as an individual can do for sustainability. In addition, it provides resources, trainings, and events to help further inform everyone about sustainability.

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