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White House challenge puts the quest to go green in feds' hands

The government wants to go green and it's soliciting employee suggestions to help do it. It's a top-to-bottom effort though, as federal agencies also released their annual sustainability plans and the President announced a new GreenGov Symposium.

Tags: EPA , CEQ , GreenGov initiative , GreenGov Challenge , GreenGov Symposium , sustainability , GSA , CDC , GreenGov Presidential Awards , cross-agency priority goals , Workforce , Matt Wingfield , VA , HUD , Green government

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 04:22pm EST

GSA pushing agencies to reuse, recycle electronics

The General Services Administration plans to have draft governmentwide policies for reusing and recycling used electronics by the end of this fiscal year. Kevin Kampschroer, deputy senior sustainability official for GSA, announced the agency's efforts at the release of the updated national strategy for sustainable electronics.

Tags: GSA , USPS , EPA , DoD , Peace Corps , Technology , management , sustainability , Kevin Kampschroer

Monday - 08/04/2014, 06:27pm EDT

EPA names Apps for Environment winners

The winning app for the Environmental Protection Agency's Apps for the Environment Challenge helps people find the right light bulb for their homes.

Tags: EPA , Technology , Apps for Environement ,

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 01:18pm EST

Natural Resources

Today, nuclear energy supplies 20% of the nation's electricity without emitting any greenhouse gases. Nuclear energy produces large amount of electricity with a small environmental footprint. To match the output of just two nuclear reactors with wind power would require land 10 times the size of Washington, D.C. Matching that same nuclear energy production with biomass power would require land larger than Delaware.

Tags: Technology , The Clean Energy Report , nuclear energy ,

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 04:00pm EDT

EPA head: environmental protection is good for business

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is pushing back against those who claim that protecting the environment is bad for business. Administrator Lisa Jackson is in a tug of war with members of Congress who want to block her agency from regulating greenhouse gases.

Tags: management , EPA , Lisa Jackson , National Press Club , Lisa Murkowski , Clean Air Act , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 06:37am EST

Environmental Exec says green gov is growing

Agencies have been ordered to to set greenhouse gas reduction targets, increase energy efficiency, reduce fleet petroleum consumption, conserve water, reduce waste, etc. We get an update on their progress from Federal Environmental Executive Michelle Moore.

Tags: Federal Drive , Technology , green gov , Michelle Moore , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 09:31am EDT

One year post-spill, Thad Allen sees progress

Working with government agencies means working in a political environment. The response, former Coast Guard Admiral and Commandant Thad Allen said, was "as much as a political event as an operational event."

Tags: Federal Drive , Thad Allen , Gulf Coast oil spill , Coast Guard , Commandant , best practices , National Incident Commander , Deepwater Horizon , USCG , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 04/18/2011, 09:08am EDT

Report supports Navy concerns on global warming

Climate change is having implications for the Navy, according to a new assessment by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.

Tags: DoD Update , Navy , global warming , climate change , New York Times , Dot Earth , National Academy of Sciences , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 03/11/2011, 04:45pm EST

Public-private partnership promotes green homes

Ruth Ann Norton of Green and Healthy Homes Initiative explains how the organization works with federal agencies to increases sustainability in homes.

Tags: Green and Healthy Homes Initiative , Ruth Ann Norton , public-private partnership , sustainability , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 03:59pm EST
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