Daily Dose: Government’s green plans revealed today

According to this story over at the Washington Post, today many federal agencies are expected to release progress reports for what they’re doing to reduce the government’s carbon footprint.

The more eco-friendly efforts are part of an initiative put forth by Barack Obama back in 2009. In total, the government is hoping to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2020.

Some of the ways in which government agencies are cutting back is purchasing hybrid vehicles, installing energy efficient light bulbs, and recycling rain water for outdoor landscaping.

But much of the planning is aspirational — agencies say they plan to make changes if funding eventually becomes available, or are in the process of making changes that won’t be completed for several years.

The story then lists several examples of what is being done at four departments: defense, homeland security, interior, and the EPA.

What is your agency doing to cut down on its energy usage?

What more can be done to help the government reach its goal by 2020?

What is the government doing to go green?


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