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Ames Laboratory is committed to environmental sustainability in all of its operations as outlined in the Laboratory's Site Sustainability Plan.  Executive orders, such as Executive Order 13834, "Efficient Federal Operations" and Department of Energy orders, including DOE O 436.1, "Departmental Sustainability" set goals and targets for the reduction of the government's environmental footprint.  The Laboratory's Environmental Management System Steering Committee (EMSSC) recommends goals and objectives to Executive Council that address the Executive Orders, Department of Energy Orders, and the Laboratory's significant environmental aspects.  Some of the Laboratory's most successful projects (including the cardboard recycling and the CRT replacement programs) have come from staff suggestions.  By increasing awareness, modifying our work practices and using energy-reducing technology we can be a leader in energy conservation and environmental responsibility.