Location: North Carolina
Michael Baker International developed a strategic sustainability performance plan (SSPP) to meet the requirements of executive orders 13514 and 13423, federal legislation and regulations, and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Headquarters Marine Corps and Marine Corps Installations East (MCIEAST) policy and guidance. The SSPP is designed to assist Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ) with achieving its sustainability goals in the following areas: (1) fossil fuel consumption, (2) water consumption and stormwater management, (3) greenhouse gas emissions (4) optimal management of solid waste (5) toxic chemicals management (6) establishment of sustainability practices as the "norm," including Environmental Management System (EMS), and Green Procurement Plan (GPP) improvements and, (7) environmental conservation. Michael Baker participated in site visits that involved several interviews for data collection on sustainability initiatives. This also involved review of documents related to sustainability that address environmental management systems and green procurement planning and documents related to the reduction of energy, efficiency of water systems, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, management of solid waste, disposition of chemicals of concern, and development of sustainable buildings. Michael Baker updated the EMS manual to address new requirements and any environmental compliance evaluation discrepancies identified in the 2009-2010 audit. Michael Baker revised the current affirmative procurement plan into a GPP to extend the MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ sustainable procurement focus beyond recycled content purchases and developed reference and training materials and assisted in organizing seminars on the GPP plan to installation personnel. Additionally, Michael Baker developed educational and community outreach materials to support the SSPP and MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ QRP. This task involved development of promotional materials, participation in an on-site outreach kickoff meeting, and assistance in implementation of a QRP community event. Promotional materials included a tri-fold brochure and poster highlighting the QRP program. Michael Baker also developed a logo for the MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ sustainability program. The project received the 2013 American Planning Association’s Federal Planning Division Award for Environmental Planning Excellence.