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Dr. Willie Taylor, Department of the Interior

President Barack Obama wants the government to lead by example. He asks agencies to triple their use of renewable electricity sources by 2020 and get at least one-fifth of their energy from renewables. Willie Taylor, director of the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance at the Interior Department, explained to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how his agency plans to meet the goal.

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Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 10:41am EDT
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Maureen Sullivan, Office of the Secretary of Defense

The Defense Department names nine winners for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. They choose the winners from 33 nominations. The winners represent nine different categories and six subject areas. Maureen Sullivan, director of environment, safety and occupational health at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, discusses a few of the highlights of the winners with In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 04:51pm EDT
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Agencies celebrate Earth Day with hashtags, 'selfies'

From selfies to hashtags, agencies have asked Americans to actively participate in Earth Day by using social media.

Tags: Earth Day , social media , technology , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 09:56am EDT

Dianna Parker, Communications Specialist, Marine Debris Program

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has covered hundreds of thousands miles of ocean, and the plane still hasn't turned up. But the search has highlighted a growing problem in the oceans: giant blobs of garbage. The Marine Debris Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tracks the problem. The program's mission is to protect and conserve the marine environment and natural resources. Spokesperson Dianna Parker says trash often gets caught in gyres.

Tags: Dianna Parker , NOAA , Marine Debris Program , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:33am EDT
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Military bases balance 'Army Strong' with 'Army Green'

Military bases are earning the "green" title for doing their part to preserve and protect the environment. The Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards recognize bases that balance Army mission with sustainable practices.

Tags: DoD , Army , Federal Drive , Katherine Hammack , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 02/21/2014, 07:36am EST
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Interior Department ends federal 'Blueway' program

A U.S. Interior Department program intended to recognize conservation efforts along the nation's waterways was dissolved on Friday amid opposition from landowners and politicians who feared it would lead to increased regulations and possible land seizures.

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Friday - 01/03/2014, 02:09pm EST

Postal Service's BlueEarth Program helps agencies safely clear up clutter

Many electronic devices contain hazardous materials that can cause environmental damage when sent to landfills. The Postal Service's BlueEarth Recycling Program makes it convenient and safe for agencies to dispose of electronic waste.

Tags: recycling , BlueEarth , postal service , Tom Day , Federal Drive , technology , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 12/20/2013, 07:28am EST
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EPA, GSA want help in applying commercial standards to green purchasing

The agencies issued draft guidelines on how best to assess non-governmental environmental standards and ecolabels already in the marketplace for use in government. Comments are due in February.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , EPA , GSA , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 12:33pm EST

Navy outlines energy goals and investments

Dr. Richard Carlin, director of the Navy's Sea Warfare and Weapons Department in the Office of Naval Research, outlines his organization's energy goals and the Navy's increasing investments in its Energy Excelerator program.

Tags: Agency of the Month , Richard Carlin , Navy , Sea Warfare and Weapons Department , Office of Naval Research , Energy

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 06:11pm EDT
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