US DOJ Is Bully on GreenApril 4, 2012
The US Department of Justice is going green. US Department of Justice (US DOJ) has devoted a section of its website to a statement of its environmental policy and programs aimed at reducing the agency’s carbon footprint. In 2007, DOJ formed an Environmental Stewardship Council and a charter which outlines the purpose and functions of the council to oversee and promote environmentally sound practices and decision-making. Last year, the US DOJ published a “Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan”, in compliance with Executive Order (EO) 13514, “Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance” and related laws and orders.
The plan is a comprehensive and hefty 90-pager, so don’t hit the print button if you can help it. The plan outlines an ambitious and far-reaching effort to incorporate sustainability into the operations of the agency and its facilities. The policy statement, charter, and plan are all good resources and offer examples for how to capture and measure environmental savings.The most recent update of key accomplishments and Office of Management and Budget 2010 report card on DOJ’s progress are available, too.
Speaking of accomplishments, kudos to the recipients of Office Depot’s Award for Leadership in Greener Purchasing. These public sector customers of Office Depot were recognized as having the greenest purchasing practices in 2011:
City of Portland
Department of Social and Health Services, Washington State
Department of Transportation, Washington State
US Department of Veterans Affairs
State of Washington
For the past five years,