There is nothing like a competition to get people motivated. We need a federal government wide competition that allows agencies to compete with one another to reduce their carbon footprint. Putting in place mechanisms to reduce energy consumption and increase use of renewable resources such as using capturing rain water for toliets, momentum based power, solar power, wind power. The rules would be to use whats in there current budget, not new funds, and the winner would be based on the percentage of carbon footprint reduction.
Its a jobs plan in itself, the outpouring of need to improve the government will grow local businesses, create new businesses and new jobs.