Posts Tagged: sustainability

Keen on Green: The US Forest Service Holds a Model Sustainability Conference

By Lance Simon and Judith Nielsen http://gov.icohere.com It was a conference with a conscience. The title: The Sustainable Operations Summit. The objectives: Highlight sustainable operations occurring throughout the Agency, integrate more of them into existing programs, and dialogue with other agencies and partners about how to collectively further sustainability goals. The topics: biodiesel infrastructures, theRead… Read more »

From Over-the-Top to Over the Net: A Solution to Costly Conferences

By Lance Simon and Judith Nielsen http://gov.icohere.com If you think the United States Forest Service is just in the business of saving trees, think again. The nation’s conservator of forests and parklands is also pretty good at saving money, especially when it comes to government conferences. In its 2012 national conference entitled The Sustainable OperationsRead… Read more »

LAST CHANCE: Help make energy companies work better for government

You want to help your organization save energy, time and money. But companies from which you buy power and energy efficiency services don’t always understand your pain points or what’s important to you. If you’re ready to affect this dynamic, our company invites you to contribute to our research report. It’s easy and doesn’t takeRead… Read more »

What’s the Most Creative Use of Old Government Equipment You’ve Seen?

A couple weeks ago, the General Services Administration (GSA) released a bulletin offering guidance to agencies on acceptable ways to repurpose and recycle old government technology. I started another discussion around it last week and we invited GSA’s Jan Dobbs to come on our GovLoop Insights podcast show with Chris Dorobek so that we couldRead… Read more »

RFP Pre-Proposal Conference Via Webinar

The City of San Diego has issued an RFP for Landfill Operations. The City has selected Green Proposals to facilitate their pre-proposal conference Via Webinar. No cost to the City. Green Proposals delivers high-quality online pre-proposal meeting services that quickly bring sizeable time and cost savings to government purchasing departments and their vendors. https://www.etouches.com/cityofsd032212

Finding a path to sustainability

Cutting public sector jobs may decrease overall expenditures, but it doesn’t amount to the fundamental change we’ve been talking about, nor does it put us on a path to sustainability. At least that is what the recently released Drummond Report argues: If civil servants and public sector workers want pay raises, they should find theRead… Read more »

Sprint Leads Wireless Industry in Green Power, Securing No. 13 on EPA Fortune 500(R) Green Power Partner List – Only wireless carrier named to National Top 50

press release Jan. 31, 2012, 1:00 p.m. EST Sprint Leads Wireless Industry in Green Power, Securing No. 13 on EPA Fortune 500(R) Green Power Partner List Only wireless carrier named to National Top 50 OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sprint Nextel /quotes/zigman/240259/quotes/nls/s S +1.28% announced today that the company has movedRead… Read more »

What questions do you have about open data, apps contests and sustainability?

*What questions do you have about open data, apps contests and sustainability?* Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency launched a contest to build “green apps” using its data. After months of preparation, development, publicity and engagement, the contest produced 38 apps:http://appsfortheenvironment.challenge.gov/submissions Last week, the winners of the contest were announcedhttp://www.epa.gov/appsfortheenvironment/winners.html Tomorrow, I’ll be moderatingRead… Read more »

Local Gov Interview: Andy Maxwell, Director of Planning & Sustainability in Syracuse, NY

I love learning about different roles in local government. I was lucky enough to interview Andy Maxwell, the Director of Planning & Sustainability in the City of Syracuse, New York. This interview was especially interesting to me since I spent the past year completing my MPA program at Syracuse. It was fun to hear someRead… Read more »