GOVERNMENT - DEFENSE - NAVY
Location: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina
Michael Baker International developed a Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) to meet the requirements of Executive Orders 13514 and 13423. The SSPP, which assisted U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in achieving its sustainability goals, addressed: water consumption and stormwater management; fossil fuel consumption; greenhouse gas emission reductions; optimal solid waste management; toxic chemicals management; and employee business travel and commuting. Michael Baker also developed a business plan that supports the Qualified Recycling Program sustainability initiatives, as well as educational and outreach materials (including Earth Day support) to support the SSPP and pollution-prevention initiatives. The project won the 2014 American Planning Association’s Federal Planning Division Award for Environmental Planning Excellence. Michael Baker’s role in creating and implementing an SSPP will allow Camp Lejeune to explore and implement opportunities for efficient resource use, while meeting mission needs. Wise decisions in resources production, procurement, management, and disposal to protect our lands, infrastructure, and the health of our Marines and families are the essence of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s sustainability program.