EXOP - Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental

THE USE OF HEMP CAN SAVE US

Today, there are millions of uses for Hemp. Legalizing the harvesting of the plant, EVEN FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME would greatly help our economy get OUT OF DEBT. We could use it for---Fabrics,Biodegradable industrial products,Biomass fuels, Replacement for wood products, paper,Body Care Products, pet food, detergents, art supplies, food products... and many more. If we also harvested hemp for fuel instead of corn,... more »

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UNEMPLOYMENT = COMMUNITY SERVICE

If we are going to pay people who are unemployed, why don't we get some work out of them!? If nothing else, maybe there can be a minimum amount of community service required to collect these benifits! Just think of all the community projects that could be accomplished by all these millions of people! They would still have more than enough time to search for new jobs, and it might even incintivise some of the people that... more »

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Department of Energy

GOING GREEN

With our world today, our natural resources are diminishing, and we are trying to do what we can to reserve them. Solar panels could be built, and save money spent on energy throughout time. Small solar panels can power small things throughout our facilities, if the government does not want to spend millions on huge solar panels. A great way to promote going green could be installing solar panels on the GEMS (Green Environmental... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Save a Tree Save some Money

We have multiple committees all over the hospital and all require agenda's and packets. R&D and IRB have huge packets (500 or more sheets of paper) for 25 or so people. At the end of the meeting all the paper goes to the recycle bin. So my idea is to go digital with these agendas. I'm sure that by purchasing electronic tablets we could save a lot of trees and money on paper. Digital is the way of the future everything... more »

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Put your money where your mouth is

There is currently a lot of "green" rhetoric coming from the government these days, and I think it should put its money where its mouth is. My plan would have the current funds being used for subsidies and tax breaks in the energy markets should be diverted towards the purchase of green technologies (ie. smart grid, solar panels, wind turbines, etc.) at federal complexes. A purchase of this size would drive down the... more »

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Department of Energy

OPEN MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS!!!!

What is the most effecient and cleanest energy source?! Lets USE IT THEN!!!! Nuclear Power is the future! Wind is weak, Sun is always going down, coal is dirty! We are advanced in technology so lets act like it!

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CONGRESS Should be in a Virtual environment; SAVE on commuting

A lot of tax dollars are spent on funding trips (lodging, private planes, cars, meals) for "the representatives of the people"; Congress. Instead of members of Congress going to Washington for three days a week, why not devise a system that will allow them to submit their arguments and vote from their local offices in their States. I know that tradition dictates that they should come together and have a "meeting of the... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Lets all be “Jolly Green Giants”! Save: $$$, time, & our environ

If u don't have time to read my idea..it's good lol NO MORE SENDING LETTERS! This idea can be spanned into many departments. Just speaking for the edu dept, we send out more letters than anyone could count e.g. 1 case: Development ltrs when we need more info from the claimant, Certificate of eligibility, award ltrs for enrollments, many correction ltrs from amendments from school hour reductions or inc, withdraws,... more »

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Get rid of Congresses Personal Jets and Other things

Right now the biggest thing that comes to my mind is Nancy Pelosi and the multi million dollar jet she had the government pay to get her so she could fly nonstop from her home state to DC, with her, her crew, and 200 reporters. Seriously, why is the government paying to transport reporters? Everytime her aircraft flys in any direction it costs the taxpayers 60,000 dollars. Why not do away with all the private aircraft,... more »

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Department of Defense

Alternate Work Schedule & Telework Mandate

With roughly two million federal civilian employees, of which 15% (~300,000+) work in the Washington DC Metro area, demand put on the daily infrastructure (I-66, I-95, etc) is substantial. Currently, most personnel would work a normal 40 hour work week (5 days x 8 hours). If an AWS (Alternate Work Schedule) was put in place, where each employee would work eight, 9 hour days and one, 8 hour day per pay period, this would... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Send VA Letters Electronically

Each Day, The Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) sends thousands of letters to veterans and their dependents. The current system mandates hard copy letters to every veteran. With the advent of electronic mail (e-mail), and Secretary Shinseki's goals to transform VA into a 21st Century organization, eliminating the claims backlog by 2015, I suggest that optional e-mail communication between veterans and VA be established.... more »

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Utilize Two-sided Black and White Printing

Most offices are now equipped with printers that can print on both sides of the page. However, many people do not use this feature. I would implement a plan where the personnel responsible for IT maintenance in each organization set up default settings for printing preferences. All uses would use these settings, which would include printing two-sided and using black and white ink only. These settings could be overridden... more »

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Department of Energy

Cancel Amelia Island Leadership Conference

Each year in October a private company sponsors a "Leadership Conference" at Amelia Island. At the swanky resort. It is for the Environmental Management program at DOE. It costs the Environmental Management office a ton of money to send representatives to it. It is pretty much a boon-doggle. And the private company makes a good bunch of change from hosting it. I suggest that the conference be canceled. Or at least... more »

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drill for oil!?

It is simple, to reduce our dependence on overseas oil we have got to drill more ourselves!! Yes alternative sources of fuel would be awesome, but in the meantime, DRILL!!

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