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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    Environmental Management

    Environmental Management is a way of life that is an integral part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) culture. The NASA Environmental Management Division provides leadership and expertise for pollution prevention, energy conservation, environmental planning, environmental awareness, compliance, site remediation, and preserving natural and cultural resources.

    NASA's environmental strategy demonstrates our commitment to protecting the environment, and provides a framework for meeting today's environmental needs and preparing for future challenges. The Agency's science and research missions are primary. The environmental strategy does not limit flexibility to meet environmental challenges, but rather, it enables mission success. It also provides a philosophical context by which all efforts can be guided, provides a unity of purpose and direction, and fosters an environmental ethic of leadership and national resource stewardship in everyone associated with NASA.

    The strategy is expanded into four principal areas -- prevention, compliance, restoration, and conservation. These focus areas are further defined by goals and objectives, which form the basis of implementation plans. The strategy is supported by NASA's ability to identify and fully use existing Centers of excellence within the Agency. This multilevel approach is essential, since future goals can only be achieved by passing the present-day tests of fiscal and scientific reality.

    The focus areas, when viewed in the simplest of terms, can be expressed as minimizing future problems through an active pollution prevention program; bringing or maintaining all operations into compliance with environmental requirements, cleaning-up and restoring previously contaminated sites from past operations, and preserving our rich natural and cultural heritage for future generations. Woven throughout the fabric of the plan are crosscutting issues of awareness, community outreach, and resource advocacy. NASA will actively seek partnership arrangements with Federal and State agencies, academic institutions, industry, and other nations to leverage our efforts and share our knowledge to the benefit of all mankind.

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