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We’re committed to environmental stewardship and leading by example. With every delivery, the Postal Service is committed to making a positive impact on the environment — doing our part to ensure a healthy planet for future generations.
We help our customers reduce waste, increase recycling and improve their carbon footprint through our BlueEarth programs.
The Postal Service has a solar power generation system at its Los Angeles mail processing facility consisting of 31,000 solar panels. This expands our use of alternative energy and makes the USPS facility the largest building generating electricity through solar energy in the city.
The Postal Service has one of the largest green roofs in New York City - 2.5 acres. Green roofs save energy and can contribute to better water quality.
The Postal Service has a goal to reduce energy used per square foot of building space 25 percent by 2025.
The Postal Service has 6,955 letter carriers who deliver mail entirely on foot - the USPS Fleet of Feet.
alternative fuel vehicles
The Postal Service operates a fleet of more than 47,000 alternative fuel-capable vehicles, most of which are equipped to use ethanol. There are electric, compressed natural gas and liquid propane gas vehicles in the fleet as well. Two-ton electric vehicles have been delivering mail in New York City since 2001.
The Eagle Logo, the trade dress of USPS packaging, the Letter Carrier Uniform and the Postal Truck and the following word marks are among the many trademarks owned by the United States Postal Service®:
Certified Mail®, Click-N-Ship®, Every Door Direct Mail®, Express Mail®, First-Class™, First-Class Mail®, Forever®, Global Express Guaranteed®, gopost®, Intelligent Mail®, Metro Post®, Parcel Select®, PO Box™, Post Office™, PostalOne!®, Postal Police®, Postal Service™, Premium Forwarding Service® , Priority Mail®, Priority Mail Express®, Priority Mail Express International®, Priority Mail Flat Rate®, Priority Mail International®, Priority: You®, Registered Mail™, Return For Good®, Standard Mail®, The Postal Store®, United States Postal Inspection Service®, United States Postal Service®, U.S. Mail®, U.S. Postal Inspector®, U.S. Postal Service®, USPS®, USPS BlueEarth®, USPS Mobile®, USPS Tracking®, USPS.COM®, ZIP + 4®, and ZIP Code™. This is not a comprehensive list of all Postal Service trademarks.
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Special thanks to the Postal Facts 2018 editors:
Sue Brennan, Ilze Sella, Megan Plummer, Ashley Holmes Mullenix, Tatiana Roy, Carl Walton
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