Sustainability and Environmental Justice


The goal of Executive Order 13693 (Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade) is to maintain Federal leadership in sustainability and greenhouse gas emission reductions. The order requires each federal agency to prepare a Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP). Our plan is provided below.

Environmental Justice

ED is committed to meeting the goals of Executive Order 12898 [PDF, 127K], "Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations," which states that each participating federal agency should make environmental justice part of its mission. Specifically, ED's EJ strategy [MS Word, 70K] focuses on healthy learning environments for students, energy-efficient school facilities, sustainability education and environmental literacy, and energy efficiency in ED facilities.

  • ED Environmental Justice 2012 Progress Report MS Word (57K)

Comments can be submitted to ED by emailing EDEnvironmentalJustice@ed.gov.

ED's Environmental Programming

Last Modified: 11/23/2015