Greening the Government - The goals of this executive order was to implement environmentally-friendly practices in the government offices.
- Location: United States of America
- By: United States of America
- Type: National
- Source: UNCSD Secretariat (2010) Questionnaire for the Member States on Experiences, Success Factors, Risks and Challenges with Regard to Objective and Themes of UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)
- Year: 2009
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Greening the Government
The goals of this executive order was to implement environmentally-friendly practices in the government offices.The President?s Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, emphasizes the importance of sustainability and requires U.S. Federal agencies to meet a number of energy, water, and waste reduction targets, including 50% recycling and waste diversion by 2015. The Federal government occupies and operates roughly half a million buildings, operates more than 600,000 vehicles, employs almost 2 million people, and spends over $500 billion annually on various forms of products and services.