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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore

Print less and use electronic documentation- PDFs. Double-sided as the standard. Recycle used paper as scrap paper, or use in shipping. Use centralized Thin Clients for access to documents, memos, and as personal computers. Use rechargeable batteries. Turn off the lights, computers, printers, and copiers when you leave an office/building. Regulate thermostats. Restore natural vegetation around buildings. Use fluorescents... more »

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Shorter week saving big

I suggest that federal agencies start saving by swithcing from 5 day 8 hours workweek to 4 day 10 hours. I am speaking of those working in the office environment, not in the field.
This is simple measure and can be implemented right away. This measure will save huge amount of money spent on energy cost, utilities and transportation. Another benefit is that it is more eco friendly- less emission into the athmosphere... more »

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Provide non-motorized vehicle reimbursements.

Save travel costs, energy costs, go green, and increase health of federal employees by providing low cost non-motorized vehicle reimbursements rather than only providing the current high cost motorized vehicle use rates. If as an example, just 2% of the federal employees would use bicycles that could be reimbursed at 10 cents per mile instead of 50 cents/mile for automobile use -- many millions of dollars would be saved... more »

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Reimbursement for other than motorized transportation.

Save travel costs, energy costs, go green, and increase health of federal employees by providing low cost non-motorized transportation reimbursements rather than only providing the current high cost motorized vehicle use rates. If, as an example, just a couple percent of federal employees would use bicycles, small-wheeled transport, wheelchairs, kayaks, walking, etc. that could be reimbursed at 10 cents per mile instead... more »

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