Area Green Teams

The Postal Service formed Green Teams at each Area Office to develop low-cost or no-cost ways to help the Postal Service reduce energy use, lower vehicle petroleum fuel use, improve water efficiency, reduce the purchase of supplies, and achieve zero waste.

Using Lean Six Sigma methods, the teams have identified a number of opportunities to lower the Postal Service’s carbon footprint. In the Eastern Area Office, efforts already underway have reduced petroleum fuel use 21 percent compared to last year. The Southeast Area Green Team has reduced energy use at its office by 7 percent compared to last year.