Sustainability is an important goal of Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) from an institutional perspective, as well as within specific Program Areas. WFF also supports sustainability goals on the center (Goddard Space Flight Center [GSFC]), agency, and national (Executive Order 13834, Executive Order Regarding Efficient Federal Operations) levels.

What is sustainability?

Sustainability means ensuring that the impacts of NASA operations are compatible with the environmental systems that support us. As a global leader in Earth Science, NASA's GSFC, including WFF, has a unique understanding and obligation to lead the way in identifying and implementing strategies to ensure continued human progress, productivity, and prosperity while sustaining natural species and systems.

What is the plan for sustainability?

The GSFC plan for sustainability includes five objectives:

  1. Reduce Energy Consumption
  2. Manage Water Impacts
  3. Reduce Waste
  4. Promote Transportation Alternatives
  5. Support Local Ecosystems

Information on projects that support these objectives can be found in the GSFC Sustainability Report and Implementation Plan.

What is WFF doing to promote sustainability?

WFF supports the sustainability goals listed above, and others, through a number of its programs.

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