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– Michael Boots




President Barack Obama looks at the Grand Canyon in Arizona on Aug. 16, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

CEQ Blog

  • Thinking Big: A Landscape-Level Approach to Conservation

    When it comes to conservation, the Administration is thinking bigger. Mike Boots highlights the Administration’s commitment to landscape-level conservation and natural resource management at the National Workshop of Large Landscape Conservation.

  • Good News for the Bees: Supporting Pollinators at Federal Facilities

    In keeping with President Obama’s June 2014 memorandum, CEQ is releasing revised guidance on Sustainable Designed Landscapes to help Federal agencies incorporate pollinator friendly practices at Federal facilities and landscapes.

  • Helping the next generation discover the San Gabriels

    Brenda Kyle, a longtime resident of southern California, reflects on how the San Gabriel Mountains became such a big part of her life - and how she shares her love of the outdoors with others.

  • Driving Development of Clean Energy

    In 2013, the President announced a bold new goal for the federal government to consume 20% of its power from renewable sources by 2020 -- and federal agencies are already stepping up to this challenge in a big way.

  • Strengthening Climate Resilience during National Preparedness Month

    Mike Boots highlights how the Administration is helping to prepare communities - across the country and around the world - for the impacts of climate change during National Preparedness Month.

Climate Action Plan

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:

  • Text of the President's Speech
  • Weekly Address
  • Infographic
  • Fact Sheet
  • The Climate Action Plan
  • What Business Leaders are Saying
  • Disproving the Myths
  • How Climate Change Impacts Your State