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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.

Tags: Interior Department , Sally Jewell , National Blueways System ,

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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From binder clips to sequester pads, one fed takes small steps to tackle big budget problems

Joseph Frankovic looked around his office at the Federal Register and saw that it was being overrun by binder clips. At a time when agencies are struggling to save budget dollars wherever they can, Frankovic saw an opportunity to make a difference - and he took it.

Tags: Joseph Frankovic , Federal Register , NARA , workforce , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive , sequestration ,

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 06:43pm EDT

Alternative energy key to DoD's battlefield strategy

The Department of Defense is looking to utilize alternative fuel sources in order to respond to changing operational energy needs on the battlefield.

Tags: DoD , renewable energy , technology , Sharon Burke , operational energy , In Depth , Melissa Dawkins

Monday - 07/01/2013, 06:52am EDT
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USPS reaches energy reduction goal ahead of schedule

USPS Chief Sustainability Officer Thomas Day said the service is on target to reach many of its sustainability goals for 2015. USPS said the decline in mail volume led to the consolidation of mail distribution centers.

Tags: management , USPS , sustainability , In Depth , Francis Rose , Thomas Day , Cogan Schneier

Monday - 06/17/2013, 05:24pm EDT
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Air Force rolls out more aggressive energy efficiency plan

After reaching one of its energy efficiency goals three years early, the Air Force has adopted a more ambitious plan. On this week's edition of On DoD, Dr. Kevin Geiss offers an update on where the Air Force is at now.

Tags: Kevin Geiss , Air Force , energy efficiency , Jared Serbu , On DoD

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:17pm EDT
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LEED green building standard clears first hurdle for governmentwide use

The Green Building Advisory Committee recommends GSA establish the LEED certification as the governmentwide standard for all federal buildings. GSA will work with Energy and DoD to come up with the final decision.

Tags: management , GSA , Kevin Kampschroer , Green Building Advisory Committee , LEED standard , Green Globe standard , Energy Star , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:47am EDT
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