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White House hands out awards for green efforts

Subhead: Administration honors sustainability efforts by seven agencies with the 2010 GreenGov Presidential awards.

Tags: Green government , management , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , Nancy Sutley , NARA , VA , Forest Service , Energy , NIST , HHS , DoD , 2010 GreenGov Presidential Awards , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:03pm EDT

Fed goes green by biking to work

EPA employee Barbara Klieforth bikes the six miles to work everyday.

Tags: Capital Bikeshare , bicycle , Greening of Government: people , EPA , Washington Area Bike Association , Green government , Barbara Klieforth , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 05:50pm EDT
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Feds have new option for getting around D.C.

OPM, GSA and DoT sign on to offer bicycle sharing through the Capital Bikeshare Program in the city. OPM bought a corporate membership for 300 employees to use the bikes to get to meetings or for exercise for up to 30 minutes for free.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Martha Johnson , Roy Kienit , OPM , DoT , GSA , Gabe Klein , Washington D.C. DoT , bikeshare program , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: transportation , Green government , Greening of Government: people

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 07:15am EDT
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White House's Sutley sees new greener mindset

Council on Environmental Quality issues new guidance giving agencies instructions to measure greenhouse gas emissions. Council chair Nancy Sutley said the directive includes approaches used inside and out of government. Agencies have until January 2011 to complete an initial baseline inventory.

Tags: management , Green government , Nancy Sutley , Tom Vilsack , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , USDA , GreenGov Symposium , greenhouse gas emissions , Executive Order 13514 , solar panels , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: people

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:09am EDT
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Federal Executive Boards spread the green word

With the majority of federal employees located outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area, how are feds in regional offices answering the White House's mandates regarding the greening of government? The answer: the Federal Executive Boards organized groups of executives who find ways to collaborate across agency lines.

Tags: management , Green government , Greening of Government: people , Federal Executive Board , Gay Page , Melanie Wood , OPM , EPA , GSA , Max Cacas

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:02am EDT
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USDA, State easing IT power intake

Agriculture plans to update its second version of its green IT strategy this year. State is implementing power management tools and could save almost $2 million. Both agencies are making headway to change the culture of how IT is used by their respective employees.

Tags: Green government , technology , Chris Smith , Susan Swart , USDA , State , green IT , data center consolidation , power management , GreenGov Symposium , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: Technology

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:48am EDT
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As a federal pioneer of LEED, NOAA grasps savings

From the soon-to-be renovated headquarters of the General Services Administration, to the green roof of the main New York City Post Office, the federal government is making energy-efficient-and-sustainable buildings a top priority. But a little over three years ago, one federal building in the D.C. area led the way in the design and construction of a new generation of green buildings.

Tags: Green government , management , NOAA , Paul Pegnato , GSA , Tony Alonso , Green buildings , data center , LEED , Max Cacas , Greening of Government: buildings

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:43am EDT
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GSA, Energy going alternative to run its buildings

DoE wants to make all of its roofs white or light color to help reduce the amount of heat buildings absorb. GSA is testing solar panels, geo-thermal and solar chimneys in different buildings around the country. The goal is to help reduce the government's $25 billion annual energy bill.

Tags: Green government , management , Nancy Sutley , Steven Chu , Robert Peck , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , GSA , Energy , Green buildings , GreenGov Symposium , solar panels , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: buildings

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:30am EDT
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DoD prepares for post-petroleum era

Christine Parthemore, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses with the DorobekINSIDER the findings of a CNAS study about DoD's transition away from reliance on oil.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , DoD , sustainability , oil , CNAS , Christine Parthemore , Greening of Government: Technology , Green government

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 07:10pm EDT
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How to measure your greenness

Marian Van Pelt, a principal with ICF International, describes how you can measure your sustainability efforts.

Tags: Dorobek Insider , Marian Van Pelt , ICF International , Green government , management , Greening of Government: Technology , technology , Greening of Government: Contractors

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 05:08pm EDT
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