A look back—and ahead
These are issues ICFers have worked on for the bulk of our (now 51-year) history. Our environmentalists built the foundation for transformative change—including U.S. federal environmental and risk assessments that led to the identification of Superfund sites. ICF also helped develop the first-ever U.S. national greenhouse gas inventory—and we have supported every inventory since then. We helped launch the ENERGY STAR label for energy-efficient products and buildings—and continue to grow the program. And we’re proud of our status, since 2006, as net carbon neutral.
As the world comes together to address environmental challenges, ICF has always been there, playing a pivotal role. Even today. As we continue our environment and climate change work, we guide commercial businesses (like utilities) as well as state, local, and federal governments through adaptation and resilience plans.
That said, this is no time to rest on our laurels. There is potential for positive change to come from this pandemic, from an environmental perspective. ICF’s Green Team—a volunteer network of employees who promote eco-friendly ideas—suggests these activities to get us a little closer to the earth, and ourselves:
- Enjoy nature. Step outside. Be still. Use all five senses to appreciate the natural world.
- Garden and compost. Get your hands dirty. Educate yourself and your kids about the full lifecycle of food.
- Reflect. Consider how to be a better steward of the planet. Engage your household in that discussion.