Our Mission

By  pursuing initiatives which enable environmentally sound mission success, NASA can continue to restore, to protect, and to enhance its mission resources. Initiatives such as waste diversion and the purchase of recycled-content, biobased content and other environmentally preferable products benefits the environment and demonstrates our commitment to environmental stewardship. NASA’s Principal Center for Recycling and Sustainable Acquisition (RSA) provides technical resources and program support for NASA Headquarters Environmental Management Division.

Green Gov Title

2016 GreenGov Presidential Awards- NASA received three!

The GreenGov Presidential Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in the pursuit of President Obama’s Federal sustainability goals. They recognize Federal civilian and military personnel, agency teams, agency projects, facilities, and programs. These awardees have contributed to the Nation’s prosperity, promoted energy security, protected the interests of taxpayers, and combated climate change to safeguard the health of our environment.

Sustainability Heroes Award: Dr. Rosalind A. Grymes, National Aeronautics and Space Administration - For nearly a decade, Dr. Rosalind Grymes has been working to enhance NASA’s sustainability portfolio with a focus on optimizing the use of water, energy and other resources.  She has held numerous leadership roles in the pursuit of a more sustainable NASA, including as the Executive Director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, and as the Founding Director of the Advanced Studies Laboratories.

Greening the Fleet Award: Timothy Currie, National Aeronautics and Space Administration - As NASA’s Fleet and Transportation Manager, Timothy Currie has helped transform NASA’s fleet of over 3,000 vehicles nationwide. In just two years, NASA has replaced almost two-thirds of its fleet with vehicles that run on cleaner fuels, including biofuels, compressed natural gas, and electricity. This transition contributed to NASA achieving a 62% reduction in petroleum use since 2005.  

Purchasing Power Award: National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico has developed a software tool that seamlessly integrates management and oversight of green purchasing. The tool provides a list of green products available for order, captures data on purchases, and tracks compliance with sustainability requirements. With real-time data, NASA’s Sustainability Program team members can now track performance on green purchasing goals from their desktops.

Important Event

America Recycles Day – Tuesday November 15, 2016

Earth Day Logo America Recycles Day was started in 1997 by the National Recycling Coalition and is declared each year, by Presidential Proclamation, encouraging Americans to commit to recycling. Since 2009, this day has been a program of Keep America Beautiful. There are thousands of events that are held across the United States to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and offering personal pledges that can be signed, committing to recycling and buying products made from recycled materials.

Recycle, buy recycled goods and help teach others the benefits of recycling and continue to do so each day! Go on Facebook or use #AmericaRecyclesDay to post on social media.

NASA Principal Center for RSA
Dan Clark 
Team Leader
KSC Mail Code: KSC-SEI30
Phone: (321) 867-5925

Shannah Trout
KSC Mail Code: IMSS-200
Phone: (321) 867-0404

Jill Vogel
KSC Mail Code: IMSS-200
Phone: (321) 861-2213

NASA HQ Program Lead
Paul Robert
HQ Mail code: Suite 5E39
Phone: (202) 358-1305