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Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect Chief Seattle, 1854 As stewards of our local ecosystems, we are all responsible for making choices and taking actions that sustain or improve the environment. The direct and indirect connections between human health and the environment were understood in Indian Country long before science established the links empirically. Small actions taken by many individuals can lead to huge impacts at the community, national, and global level. Please help us celebrate Earth Day 2013 by visiting the Environmental Protection Agency's Earth Day website for information on how you can take action to help preserve and improve the environment. To learn how IHS is helping to sustain and improve the environment, visit the IHS sustainability website (

Earth Day

Did you know?  Carpooling with just one friend/coworker could save each of you around $650 a year on gas.  In April of 2011, a group of pharmacists at the IHS Colorado River Service Unit (CRSU) initiated a carpool project in response to rising gas prices and increased traffic in their area.  Since the projects' inception, the team's personal carbon emissions, gas consumption, and breakdowns have decreased by 66 percent!!!  Congratulations to the CRSU Pharmacy Carpool Project for Receiving the 2011 HHS Corporate Responsibility Award.  Save money and the environment. Start a carpool program today!


Did you know?  Junk mail is everywhere. Every year in the United States:  creating and shipping junk mail produces more greenhouse gas emissions than 9 million cars; more than 100 million trees are destroyed to produce it; and we spend 70 hours managing our junk mail.

Junk Mail