Federal Eye: White House seeking green ideas from Feds

As if soliciting their cost-savings ideas wasn’t enough, the White House now wants federal employees to pitch proposals on how to make the federal government more environmentally sustainable.

The GreenGov Challenge starts Monday and continues through Oct. 31. Run by the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the online contest asks federal workers to suggest ways the government can reduce its environmental footprint. Only federal employees can register for the challenge and submit their ideas, which other participants can vote on using Google Moderator technology. The top ideas will be considered by a senior government officials working on agency sustainability plans. (More details in the video above, starring Nancy Sutley, chairwoman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.)

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David Dejewski

I do not want to belittle the project in any way by making light of what I’m reading here. I will likely go out and make a real suggestion myself. Great two way participation…

That said, I chuckled when I read this. The first thought that came to my mind was a joke having to do with more efficient use of the hot air we seem to generate…