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How About Recycling?

Mandate recycling in all federal buildings. This can help save resources and animals, for e.x: you can prevent logging by recycling paper and save animals also by recycling paper. No cutting down trees mean more habitat for animals, which can balance nature.

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RECYCLING!

Place recycling bins around for more than just aluminum cans, and encourage everyone to recycle their items. I see an enormous amount of recyclables in garbage cans simply because there is nowhere else to put them, or people just don't have any incentive to recycle. I suggest a presidential initiative to ask all government employees to recycle, and couple that with readily available co-mingled recycle cans.

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Department of Labor

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Refurbish, Recycle, or Sell old office equipment

In my office there is two rooms of office space filled up with old computers and other office equipment such as televisions, vcr's, projectors, and other items. Some of the items still work some do not. The items cannot be thrown out and I have been told that the process and paperwork to deal with this equipment is endless and takes years to have a decision made. This office is already short of room and equipment for ...more »

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Legislative Branch

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Boxes - Reuse before Recycle

What to do with the thousands crisp clean unmarked 20x24in box and filler that the 12 pens you ordered arrived in? Of course we can break them down and throw them in the recycle bin outside to be soaked to pulp and reconstructed again at a cost including in the shipping of your next order. Solutions: Start requiring GSA, BPA and Agency Contracts to require packaging be of a reasonable size and volume relating to contents. ...more »

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General Services Administration

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CREATE CONSERVATION GARDENS AT FEDERAL FACILITIES

Achieve low maintenance, beautiful landscaping while saving precious water and money. Incorporate native and drought tolerant flora, native bunch grass meadow (instead of traditional lawn), mulch and weed barriers (retain moisture, reduce weeds), hardscaping (stone, wood, dry creek beds, paths, patios), recycled materials, and a water efficient irrigation system (drip emitters, smart water controller). Include signage ...more »

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Department of Transportation

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Establish a Government Owned Paper Shred Services!

This would create jobs, create revenue and save the government money. The government is required to save records for so many years and then dispose of those records. On top of that, the everyday usage of shredding that takes place due to information (classified or personal) printed that must be shredded. We all see the big shredding bins, full of paper, waiting to be picked up…..by a contracted out company. That ...more »

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Department of Defense

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Turn In Unused Office Supplies For Redistribution

I suggest you open a room in my agency and probably others to turn in office supplies and allow others to come by and get them free. Many agencies are going away from allowing employees to recycle office supplies to be reused by those in need. I constantly have excess office supplies laying around but there is no longer a way to let others know that I have them so they can get them and not have to buy new. It used to ...more »

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Department of Defense

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Turn In Unused Office Supplies For Redistribution

I suggest you open a room in my agency and probably others to turn in office supplies and allow others to come by and get them free. Many agencies are going away from allowing employees to recycle office supplies to be reused by those in need. I constantly have excess office supplies laying around but there is no longer a way to let others know that I have them so they can get them and not have to buy new. It used to ...more »

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Department of the Interior

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Reduce or Eliminate Boneyards

How many of us have "boneyards" on our compounds? I suggest they allow us to sell our own scrap metal at the salvage yards. Presently we are not allowed to just use one of our dump trucks to take our scrap metal to the junk yard. We have to load it in our trucks and haul it to a collection site on our compound where we dump it or place it in various piles. After we collect enough to make a sale worthwhile, we then list ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

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UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION:SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Department of Energy

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School Donations

I taught physics in a public school in an inner city for 33 years. I never had enough folders, staples, speakers, computer components, filing cabinets, bookcases, magic markers, batteries, staplers, trash cans, erasers, paperclips, pencils, chains, scotch tape, glue, scissors, staple removers, magnets, sticky notes, electronic switches, pens, plastic document protectors, clipboards, electronic components, rubber bands, ...more »

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