“Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of our Country – for both current and future generations – by curbing the carbon pollution that is causing climate change and threatening our children’s health, promoting clean energy and energy security, protecting the pristine places and natural resources that help shape our National identity and fuel our economy, and leading by example in the Federal Government.”
– Michael Boots
As the Presidential Challenge for Advanced Outdoor Lighting engages local governments to swap old outdoor bulbs for more energy efficient options, the Federal Government is leading by example with lighting installations and replacements that save taxpayer dollars and cut emissions.
When communities are involved in key water infrastructure projects, like with Kansas City's Blue River channel modification project, the Federal Government can speed up project approvals, cut costs, and support projects with the greatest economic and community benefits.
Climate change is putting our public health and health care facilities at risk, and the Administration is committing to support leaders in the health care industry as they take action.
After returning from COP 20 in Lima, Peru, where countries are meeting to pave the way for an international climate change agreement, Mike Boots highlights how the U.S. has played a leading role in domestic and international efforts to combat climate change.
As members of the President’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, Chairwoman Karen Diver and Mayor Reggie Joule highlight supplemental recommendations that focus on the specific and unique perspectives of Native communities.
On June 25, 2013, President Obama laid out his comprehensive plan for steady action to reduce carbon pollution in America, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it. Learn more about the President's Plan: