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The Sustainability Program works to reduce the Agency’s operational greenhouse gas emissions. The
Sustainability Plan is a guiding document that challenges staff to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agency operations among many other metrics. Each year, an annual Sustainability Progress Report is published to share where improvements have been made as well as shortcomings (the most recent annual reports are provided below). Program staff also routinely collaborate with other divisions to instill an environmental ethos throughout the agency. Such actions come in the form of sharing success stories, identifying opportunities for improvement as well as project management or consultation.
ODOT has a guidebook available to inform transportation departments of the process for developing solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the highway right-of-way. The goal is to help others navigate the process toward a successful solar installation by providing step-by-step information, case studies and additional resources. The information presented in the guidebook is based on ODOT’s experience developing the Oregon Solar Highway Program as well as industry best practices.
In 2008, ODOT began updating its Sustainability Plan into a comprehensive framework for sustainably managing ODOT's operations. The goals, strategies and performance measures are divided into seven focus areas:
ODOT has goals to increase the use of environmentally-friendly products as outlined in the Sustainability Plan. We are setting policies and best practices that will increase awareness and guide the use of more recycled and non-toxic products. Changes are also being made to our procurement options through vendors to enhance the use of recycled products. These steps are consistent with the Sustainability Plan and Governor’s Executive Orders. The Department of Administrative Services has also developed a Statewide Policy on Green Chemistry Procurement Guidelines to support this effort.
Annual progress reports describe sustainable projects underway at ODOT and show the progress the agency is making towards goals and performance measures outlined in the Sustainability Plan.
2021 Sustainability Progress Report2020 Sustainability Progress Report2019 Sustainability Progress Report2018 Sustainability Progress Report2017 Sustainability Progress Report2016 Sustainability Progress Report
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