Greening of BLM
Greening is the process of conducting the BLM's operational activities in a manner that is beneficial to the environment. Greening within the BLM is required by statute, regulation, and Executive Orders. It includes sustainable buildings and facilities design, pollution prevention and recycling, electronic stewardship, energy and water conservation, vehicle fleet management, environmentally preferable purchasing, and alternative energy source development. The BLM is committed to "prevention of pollution at Bureau facilities to reduce costs and risk."
The BLM has taken key actions to improve pollution prevention in the work place including conducting a pollution prevention assessment in field offices and identifying pollution prevention and recycling. On August 1st, 2007, the Washington Office began operating an enhanced pollution prevention and recycling program for the employees working at 1620 L Street and at the BLM occupied space of the Main Interior Building.