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Sustainability in our Department

The Department of Social and Health Services supports sustainability-- conserving today's resources for tomorrow. Following the leadership of the Governor's office, the department has developed a comprehensive plan detailing how the DSHS environmental "footprint" will be reduced in the natural, economic, and cultural environments in which the department works.


DSHS is committed to these goals:

  • Improve business practices to ensure that they protect and enhance the environment.
  • Foster efficient use of all resources so that all waste can be returned to productive uses.
  • Promote awareness of sustainable practices.