Review the costs of grounds and landscape maintenance at all federally-owned facilities and all federally-leased facilities. Reward xeriscaping and use of native/local plants or non-plant features (rock gardens, etc.) Set targets for reducing landscaping that requires extra care, extra watering, changeout of flowers at seasons and reward meeting or exceeding those targets.
Set targets for reduction of water use in restrooms for federally-owned or leased buildings to encourage installation of sensor-operated low flow toilets and sensor-operated water faucets.
GREEN AND ECO FRIENDLY
should be used gov. wide in every agency and in every branch, we need to look to our future by how we take care of our past.
Federal Buildings should use rain barrels to collect water for landscape use. The rain barrels should be made from recycled products. This would reduce utility costs and promote recycled materials use.
This idea can be implemented at any government owned facility. Divisions... more »