Environmental Awareness

Earth Day - April 22
For more than four decades, Earth Day has been held on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. GSA has been an active participant from the very beginning.GSA will be holding events and highlighting important Earth Day-related events across the country. GSA is  committed to protecting the planet by making the federal government environmentally sustainable.

One of the ways the agency helps improve the environment is by ensuring that old laptops and cell phones do not end up in landfills through its FAS E-Waste Program. Read more on GSA’s Electronic Stewardship page.

GSA's Sustainable Facilities Tool is available every day to help federal agencies and the general public make decisions about how to build and buy sustainable.  This tool is open to federal agencies, contractors, landlords and all interested in sustainable building.  It offers green project planning guidance, procurement information, detailed visual breakdowns of projects and overall sustainable best practices.  

GSA’s Public Buildings Service  will mark Earth Day 2016 through a variety of events and activities nationally¿, including a Federal Green Challenge Recycling Competition between tenants at the Tip O'Neill Federal Building and the JFK Federal Building in Boston, an Earth Day fair at the Jacob Javits Federal Building in New York, and electronic waste collection events to dispose of excess government-owned electronics and educational outreach in several regions.  

Additionally, GSA is reaching out to client agency tenants to highlight actions they can take in the workplace to promote energy efficiency, reduce water consumption and minimize waste.  As federal employees and tenants, building occupants play an important role in the stewardship of natural resources and in conservation taxpayer dollars.  

Last Reviewed 2016-04-15