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Federal agencies are turning to web sites like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace to reach out to the public regarding their mission. But many agencies have also turned to social collaboration and networking sites to reach out to their own staff when it comes to President Obama's Green Government initiatives.
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Chris O'Brien is the director of sustainability at American University in Washington. He offers some advice for federal workers who want to green their offices. O'Brien said to go easy dishing out the guilt and instead serve up solutions that make work easier and more efficient, and heap the praise on everyone who helps.
The agency seeks to improve the government's energy efficiency through internal and external initiatives. GSA is leading the effort to modernize federal buildings as well as provide customer agencies with sustainable products and services. Read an op-ed by Stephen Leeds, the General Services Administration's senior counselor to the administrator.
Federal News Radio has compiled a list of dos and don'ts when it comes to making your agency or company more green.
A list of important resources for agencies and contractors interested in the greening of government.
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The scorecards provide a benchmark on agencies' progress to meet the mandate. Each agency will update its sustainability plan based on its scorecard performance, according to a joint statement from the Office of Management and Budget and the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
President Obama was in Denver Tuesday to sign The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, known to most of us as the stimulus bill. That bill includes money for alternative energy, but federal buildings at the Denver Federal Center (DFC) are already using alternative energy
Staying $585 million under budget is a major accomplishment for any agency. But, as Federal News Radio's Francis Rose found out, GSA's Bill Guerin did just that.
The Defense Department says it's committed to changing both the way it uses energy and the kinds of energy the military uses.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reduced the amount of carbon dioxide it emitted by more than 1 million metric tons. Federal News Radio asked Emil Dzuray, acting chief sustainability officer, to explain how the agency pulled it off.