State government is entrusted with responsible use and management of natural, financial, and human resources.  Applying sustainability principles in state government operations conserves resources, reduces costs, increases efficiency, and enhances productivity.

The sustainability project measures and manages consumption in six core categories, with the goal to reduce consumption in each:



The Bureau of Administration leads the sustainability project with its central role in facilities, procurement, fleet, and property management.  An interagency Sustainable Work Group of various bureaus and cabinet agencies meets monthly to establish goals and tasks, analyze data, measure progress, and exchange ideas for more sustainable government operations.

If you have a suggestion of how state government can use less it its operations, click here to submit your idea.  Other general questions or comments about the project can be directed to Mike Mueller at the Bureau of Administration, 605-773-3688.