Campaign: Department of Defense

Stop Paying Twice for Windows

We buy computers from Dell. Each computer comes with a license from Microsoft. (Sticker with license key) We then buy an Enterprise license to install Windows (any version) on that computer. Dell sells computers without Windows. We can buy our computers without Microsoft licenses, and then install our Enterprise software. (Volume Licensing) We never use the preinstalled version, and we never use the license key we pay ...more »

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Campaign: Department of the Interior

Develop permanent electronic filing systems

Our efforts to reduce paper are hampered by shortcomings in electronic filing. Make electronic filing more secure and permanent. Keep electronic files up to date as computer programs change.

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Duplex Copies

Printers should have two-sided copies as the default setting to save money and energy.

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Campaign: Department of Health and Human Services

Reform the Combined Federal Campaign: eliminate paper waste

Reform the Combined Federal Campaign: eliminate paper waste and tremendous cost of personnel oversight by conducting the campaign across the federal government using solely the e-giving system. Donors could search charities online and complete electronic pledge forms, thereby eliminating the costs associated with printing thousands of each. This would also drastically reduce time and costs associated with preparing ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Print Business Cards with Desktop Software

Save money on printing costs by using desktop software to make business cards.

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Campaign: Department of Health and Human Services

Sustainable Government IDs from Recycled Plastic

The government spends thousands to millions of dollars making plastic IDs for their government employees each year. When these IDs expire or their beholder leaves his/her position, they are then tossed into the trashed and disposed as waste; waste destined to sit in a landfill. Why not recycle them? By making IDs out of recycled plastic and then recycling the IDs themselves after use, the government could not only increase ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Education

Default to two-sided printing

We could save a lot of paper if our printers defaulted to two-sided (duplex) printing, with the option to print one-sided, across all government agencies.

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Campaign: Executive Office of the President

Eliminate Paper Payroll Stubs

Currently federal agencies mandate electronic payroll deposits. On the flip side, many still send out paper payroll subs.

 

I would like to see a federal mandate to make all payroll stubs electronic. This would save postage and paper costs while simultanelously expediting these notices to all federal employees.

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Campaign: Department of the Treasury

Printing - Ways to Save

Show employees in each POD how to print their work double sided. I know in my POD, most people do not realize that they can print double sided just by selecting that option. Also, most of my co-workers use IDRS (or have a secreatry pull IDRS reports), but do not have the Grab Print function that allows you to print 2 IDRS screens to 1 actual piece of paper. IDRS, for those of you who are not familiar, one screen ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Printing

Stop printing the government budget report. There is no reason every member of Congress and the White House needs a bound copy of the budget. Let them print it off their own printers if they want a hard copy, otherwise just .pdf it.

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Campaign: Department of Commerce

$187,000,000 Per Year Saved! OPERATION FREEZE THE INK!

OPERATION FREEZE THE INK! 700 pounds and 10,000 pages is what the average worker will print in one year. A 25-30% reduction of printing by 50-60% of federal workers (1,500,000 FTE) would save $187 million in a year! It's not technology that holds us back, it's the will to use it. Implementing a printing cap would make government workers get creative in how a document is electronically delivered.

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Campaign: Department of the Interior

Digitized & Downloadable Federal Park Maps

The National Park Service currently pays millions of dollars to print park maps for visitors. Ironically, they just fall apart after being used. They are also cumbersome to keep safely stored and away from the weather. My suggestion is for the National Park Service to offer visitors the option of downloading park maps onto their phones/pc in advance of their trip, or when they enter the park. Since most phones now ...more »

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