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Only A Few Days Left

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has a special message about the GreenGov Challenge for all federal and military personnel across government. Take a look.

This is it.  You only have a few days left to join the GreenGov challenge.  October 31 is the deadline.  I've recorded a short message reminding everyone to get involved.  Take a moment to watch the video, then log in to share your ideas, and vote on others.


As of today, we’ve received thousands of ideas from federal employees and military personnel all over the country.  There are all kinds of ways to conserve energy, cut costs and reduce greenhouse gases.  

Replacing one incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent prevents 300 pounds of greenhouse gases a year.  

Taking mass transit to work just once a week can prevent one ton of greenhouse gases over the year.

If your entire agency turns off every computer, monitor and workspace light tonight, we estimate savings of thousands of dollars and hundreds of pounds of greenhouses gases – in just one day.  If we stick with it every day of the year, the results really add up.

We're looking for more suggestions.  We want to hear your ideas – before the October 31 deadline.  Some of the best ideas will be used to help shape our agency Sustainability Plans, so this is your chance to change the way government works, and help cut dangerous pollution and save taxpayer dollars.  

Watch the video and log in to GreenGov today to tell us your solution for making Federal government more sustainable.

Lisa P. Jackson is the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.