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Forest Service Joins EPA's Climate Leaders Program

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As a part of its continued commitment to environmental improvement, the Forest Service announced its participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Climate Leaders program. By participating in Climate Leaders, the Forest Service has pledged to reduce its corporate-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reduction goals, and annually reporting their progress to EPA. Through program participation, companies create a credible record of their accomplishments and receive EPA recognition as corporate environmental leaders.

"While meeting our greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal will be a challenge, we are pleased to join the other Climate Leaders in helping to reduce global climate change,” said Forest Service Chief Abigail Kimbell. The Forest Service has identified seven business units to serve as its primary implementation sites and a team of on line officers and subject matter experts to develop the agency’s GHG inventory and improvement plan.

For more information about Climate Leaders, visit http://www.epa.gov/climateleaders.

[Photo] Leslie Cordes, Chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Supply and Industry Branch (left) congratulates the Forest Service, represented by Anna Jones-Crabtree, Sustainable Operations Coordinator for the Rocky Mountain & Northern Regions, for joining EPA's Climate Leaders program.

Last Modified: 05/27/2008