If last week's White House GreenGov 2010 Symposium was any indication, working towards environmental sustainability is a team effort. GreenGov makes clear that sometimes the best means of reducing your environmental impact are the simplest: putting lights on timers and recycling old electronics.
Of course, if you really want to commit, why not get one of Sandia National Laboratory's speedy solar golf carts?
But one of the real "wow" moments of the conference was learning how the National Archives was able to knock down their energy consumption down by 28%. Watch:
One thing is clear in the aftermath of GreenGov 2010: more government agencies than ever are taking steps to reduce the environmental impact of doing business. Even the Department of Defense - no latté-sipping organization - made a presentation about reducing their "carbon bootprint."
GreenGov attendees were able to watch videos of how government agencies are working to make operations more sustainable, all while fielding Twitter and e-mail questions to panelists such as Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Ron Sims and Salt Lake City's "Green Mayor" Ralph Becker. You can check out highlights from the panel in Planet Forward's video section.
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