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Project of the Week: Power IT Down!

What if saving money and energy were as simple as the flip of a switch or the push of a button?



It is!



You can save millions of dollars (and our planet)

by powering down your computer every day.



But let’s start small. What if you were asked to power down just one day for starters?



HP, Citrix, Intel and GTSI are asking you to do…

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Added by Dr. GovLoop on August 24, 2010 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Suburban Sprawl and Sustainable Communities: Enhancing Mission and Public Value through Open Government and Partnerships

For the last year, I’ve been blogging about the three pillars of the Open Government Initiative—transparency, participation and collaboration—both on my featured series on Govloop and…

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Added by Jenn Gustetic on August 23, 2010 at 3:20pm — 1 Comment

Search for LAUNCH:Health Innovators

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Added by Beth Beck on August 16, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

HR=Humans Represent: The “G²” Jobs



That’s what I like to call it… G² : Government=Green Jobs. I’ve been pondering this notion for over a month now after reading an article this…

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Added by Tricia on August 16, 2010 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Project of the Week - What's Your Agency's Carbon Footprint?

The General Services Administration has recently launched a Carbon Footprint and Green Procurement Tool to assist agencies in managing their GHGs as required by Executive Order (EO) 13514…

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Added by Mary Davie on August 3, 2010 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

HR=Humans Represent: Your Green Genealogy

It's my fourth week now since I was asked to be Monday's featured blogger, and the last three weeks my blog HR: Humans Represent has focused on representing employment related information. This week, the focus is on representing the greening of our society.

Chances are your granny had the right idea about living a green life. In fact, you could in a way, argue that previous…

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Added by Tricia on July 19, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

The Top 5 Green Job States RIGHT NOW!

Just read about a quick study that was recently done (May 2010!) about green job hiring in the U.S., and here's the list of the top 5 states currently hiring:

1. California

2. Washington, DC

3. New York…

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Added by Tricia on June 22, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mr. President: Tear Down Those Walls!

Whenever I get a chance for some free time on trips to Washington, DC, I walk or run along the National Mall. Our nation's capitol is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, especially in and around the monuments and memorials.

But then I walk a block off the Mall and see all those ugly, boxy buildings, and I wonder:

"What if we demanded as citizens that

these monstrosities get torn down?"

In my…
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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on May 29, 2010 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Playing Your Part in Going Green

When it comes to going green, IT can be both part of the problem and part of the solution. It has been shown that information and communications technology accounts for close to 2% of all carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, around the same amount as produced by the aviation industry. However, IT also gives us the tools to reduce our energy…

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Added by Christina Morrison on May 27, 2010 at 1:37pm — 2 Comments

My Fantastic Four for Today

I love this news for 4 Reasons... Here's the headline:

Ford to add 170 jobs for hybrid

and electric cars

My four reasons for celebration:

1. Jobs being added here in the US - 170 blue collar workers AND Green Jobs, specifically

2. The product is Green - friendlier to the environment

3. Michigan has been hard-hit…

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Added by Tricia on May 25, 2010 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Living on Lilypads!?

Japanese scientists, engineers and financiers have already charted their course and set sail on the botanical city. Forget about that tall building in Dubai, and picture a 3,330 ft. tower and a vertical farm (complete with cornfields and a livestock ranch) floating on a concrete lilypad in the middle of the ocean.

By the year 2025 Shimz corporation predicts they will have all the necessary technology and will begin building - as long as they have identified a patch of…

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Added by Tricia on May 20, 2010 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Earth Day and Energy Efficiency: GovLoop Poll Results

In anticipation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Earth Day 2010 today, we worked with GovLoop last week to poll community members on workplace habits related to energy efficiency. I was pleased and encouraged by the over…

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Added by Christina Morrison on April 22, 2010 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Earth Day Results - Does the Government Want More Green IT?

Last week we did a pretty cool poll with our partner HP on "Does the Government Want More IT?"



Check out the results...Pretty fascinating.





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Added by GovLoop on April 21, 2010 at 4:11pm — 2 Comments

Virtualization and the Public Sector: “Greening” Government IT Saves Energy and Aids Compliance

Executive orders and “green IT” directives have trickled steadily out of Washington, D.C. in the past few years, culminating most recently with Executive Order 13514.



Signed by President Obama in October 2009, EO 13514 builds on earlier…

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Added by Caron Beesley on April 7, 2010 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Demystifying Virtualization: Dramatically Reduce IT Energy Consumption, and Improve the Business of Government

Did you know that the average desktop computer uses almost as much power when idle as when it’s active?



And the problem isn’t just restricted to the desktop. There are literally thousands of data centers across the globe stacked to capacity with inefficient, underutilized computer servers. In 2006, in the United States alone, datacenters consumed $4.5 billion worth of electricity!…

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Added by Caron Beesley on March 25, 2010 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Join in for Earth Hour March 27.

I would like to encourage everyone to

participate in Earth Hour 2010.

The movement symbolizes people working together to make a positive impact to protect our future and that of future

generations. Visit www.earthhour.org to sign up and get

posters or other ideas to get others involved. It is a great event and

requires little energy. In fact you can save energy! The event occurs

March 27, 2010 at 8:30 local time.

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Added by Trisha Castranio on March 11, 2010 at 9:46am — No Comments

Heavenly Answers for Earthly Problems

I'm SO excited to share details about NASA's newest, coolest, never-been-done-before sustainability initiative, LAUNCH:Water.…

LAUNCH:Water

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Added by Beth Beck on March 9, 2010 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

"March" Yourself into Action this Month

Wow! March sure is a busy month for enviornmental awareness both nationwide and worldwide. I just posted 7 events here on GovLoop, and wanted to encourage everyone to get involved in some way.

Read up, Get Up, Speak Up ... just don't give up!!

It's the only planet we got!…

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Added by Tricia on March 5, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

5 Lessons from the Birth of a Government Blog

Dr. GovLoop has been scouring the Web to find awesome content...and here's a blog post that caught his attention over coffee this morning.


Originally posted on WhoRunsGov



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Added by Dr. GovLoop on March 5, 2010 at 8:27am — 1 Comment

NIEHS Sustainability Report available

The NIEHS has submitted their first Sustainability Report for public viewing. Please read through and send us your comments. Thanks!
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/om/index.cfm

Added by Trisha Castranio on March 3, 2010 at 1:08pm — 5 Comments

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