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Day’s sustainability efforts recognized

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Chief Sustainability Officer Tom Day addresses a USPS meeting recently.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored Chief Sustainability Officer Tom Day this week for leading the Postal Service’s response to climate change.

Day received a 2016 Climate Leadership Award for overseeing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2020.

“Thomas Day has demonstrated exemplary action and dedication to responding to climate change,” the award’s organizers wrote in a statement.

Day leads the Postal Service’s sustainability initiatives, including efforts to increase recycling, prohibit employees from using chemicals that can produce hazardous waste and plan for the effects of climate change.

The award was presented at an Environmental Protection Agency conference.

The USPS Climate Change Adaptation Plan has additional information.

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