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The Office for a Sustainable Future (OSF) serves to facilitate, guide and assist the department in developing and implementing sustainable practices, as well as coordinating with other state agencies. The office critically examines processes and systems, rather than programs, in order to streamline current efforts and develop policies that institute the principles of long-term sustainability.

OSF is intentionally comprised of a very small number of staff, led by David Goshorn. The staff consists of employees brought together from different sections of the department with the task of collaborating and focusing their attention on a wide array of inter-connected issues including climate change, environmental design, Smart Growth, green infrastructure, green economy, GIS mapping and BayStat/StateStat. Rather than working exclusively on any one of these issues, the primary mission of the OSF is to integrate current activities and goals into sustainable initiatives and policies.

OSF worked with leadership and staff to develop the One DNR Strategic Plan. One DNR is the framework for a new Departmental Strategic Plan that is moving DNR toward a sustainable future. Contact the Office for a Sustainable Future:

Email Gene Piotrowski Email Sean McGuire Email Helen Stewart Email Richard Norling Email Ken Miller Email Sandi Olek Email Zoe Johnson Public Lands Green Economy BayStat StateStat Resource Targeting Smart Growth Climate Change

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Sustainability Tip

Install a rain garden or rain barrel to catch rainwater. Stormwater rushing off of roofs and lawns carries pollution directly into streams and the Bay. Rain gardens and rain barrels slow the water down and keep pollution out of our waters. Click here for other helpful information.

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The Sustainability Network is a place where interested citizens, businesses and organizations can share ideas on projects and make connections between others who share their interest.