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Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has named winners of this year's Federal Green Challenge, which prompts agencies to help reduce the entire government's environmental footprint. More than 400 agencies participated this year. Mathy Stanislaus, the assistant administrator of the EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the challenge, and this year's winners.

Tags: Mathy Stanislaus , EPA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Green government

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 09:41am EDT
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Fort Knox becomes first U.S. base to generate its own electric supply

The base made famous for its large gold vault is the first in the country to operate independently from the civilian power grid, thanks to generous supplies of natural gas directly beneath it. But officials say they wouldn't have achieved the milestone without previous steps to invest in geothermal energy and other conservation measures.

Tags: DoD , Army , Fort Knox , R.J. Dyrdek , Green government , Continuity of operations , Utility energy service contract , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/08/2015, 04:41am EDT
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Thomas Day, Chief Sustainability Officer, USPS

In a recent executive order, President Barack Obama called on agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Thomas Day, the Postal Service's chief sustainability officer, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the steps the agency is taking on doing just that.

Tags: USPS , Thomas Day , sustainability , Fleet , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Acquisition , Green government

Monday - 03/30/2015, 09:25am EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Army to soldiers: get some sleep; DoD energy use falls to lowest level on record

In this week's Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, the Army wants its soldiers to have healthy exercise, nutrition and sleep routines and DoD energy use falls to lowest level on record. Also in this edition...

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , Jared Serbu , DoD , Army , Green government , Technology

Monday - 02/09/2015, 03:37am EST

Lisa Mendelson, National Park Service

The National Park Service is putting in place 81 energy efficiency and water conservation projects in parks throughout the D.C. metropolitan area. Lisa Mendelson is the Acting Regional Director for the National Capital Region at the National Park Service. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details the scope of the project that will install new intelligent bulbs, sprinklers and solar power across the region's hundreds of parks and landmarks in 2015.

Tags: Lisa Mendelson , National Park Service , Green government , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 11:42am EST
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Ruth Cox and Walter Tersch, GSA

Green investments to federal buildings are showing double-digit energy savings, according to the General Services Administration. They're looking at the effects of some energy upgrades. Ruth Cox is a senior sustainability official, and Walter Tersch is a program analyst at the General Services Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, they broke down the success of the green updates.

Tags: Ruth Cox , Walter Tersch , Green government , GSA , Francis Rose , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 05:09pm EST
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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: environment , 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

Army changing its energy culture through better data

By the end of next year, the Army will install advanced electric meters at most of its large buildings, giving the service much more detailed data on how it uses energy than it's ever seen before.

Tags: management , Energy , Army , Katherine Hammack , Thomas Bostick , David Halverson , Green government , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 03:58am EDT
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US to train veterans to install solar panels

The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030.

Tags: workforce , veterans , Green government , USDA

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 11:00am EDT
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