Just three days into the Obama administration's initiative to green the Federal Government from within, White House officials are reporting an overwhelming response from federal employees.
As part of an Executive Order regarding federal sustainability signed two weeks ago by President Barack Obama, federal employees and military personnel have been asked to find ways to help green our government. The White House is calling the GreenGov Challenge a "Bottom-up approach to greening government."
"Energy efficiency is an issue I’m passionate about, and it is a major focus for the Department of Energy," said Energy Secretary Stephen Chu in a White House blog post today. "For the next few decades, energy efficiency will be our most effective tool for reducing our carbon emissions, and the best way to reduce energy bills for America’s families," said Chu.
Ideas for the GreenGov Challenge can be submitted through October 31st and in the beginning of November, some of the top ideas will be presented to the Steering Committee on Federal Sustainability to be evaluated and put into action shortly thereafter.