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Department of Health and Human Services

Vegetable Patch at the Office

Grow vegetables on the office land that is being maintained with expensive flowering and other shrubs. Possibly employees can have their 'own' community style patches and the produce could be sold farm-stand style or given to the cafeteria kitchen as a donation or at low cost. The landscapers can be engaged in the maintenance, organic upkeep and as the knowledge experts. Think squash, tomatoes, beans, peppers, pumpkins... more »

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Department of Justice

OUTDATED OFFICE SUPPLIES

Space always seems to be an issue for files & storage in every office. I know in our department, we have numerous storage closets w/file cabinets FILLED w/ outdated office supplies (3.5 x 5 floppy disks, typewriter ribbons/correction ribbons, used binders, shelf organizers, etc). We try to recycle as much as we can, but can't use the outdated supplies anymore. I suggest that we get with local COSE, SBA companies, non-profit... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Education

Maybe if we made more of a commitment such as; funding, programs, research, improvement/quality, dedication, out reach, promoting, rewarding, sponsored competitions, awards, etc, we might be able to get some smart kids to become smart adults and fix some of these issues we have now.

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Department of Homeland Security

Reduced Pay to Volunteer

Require that all federal and contract employees to volunteer 1-6 day(s) a year at a local non-profit federally funded project, group, or event for half their usual pay in lieu of reporting to their job.

Many federally supported projects are being cut back financially, and could use the extra (free) hands. Some example projects or programs are: Habitat for Humanity, The Boys and Girls Club of America, federally funded... more »

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Department of Defense

No outside use without benefit to military on military lands

Other Agencies in the US Government do environmental documentation to decide if they will utilize military land for their use. Unfortunately these often conflict with needs on already constrained property and will not come to fruition. They also do feesibility studies which costs money. In addition the agency that would allow this to occur has to do their own documentation to make sure they are not held liable. This... more »

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Department of Energy

Use Ideascale for the NEPA Scoping Process

“Scoping” a proposed federal action in NEPA consists of notifying the impacted community and soliciting their input on which resource areas (i.e water resources, air quality, etc.) the agency should focus their analysis on. Generally this is done by sending out emails/postcards/letters to a pre-determined distribution list and asking for their direct responses. The process as it exists detracts from the idea of a community;... more »

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Department of Energy

Sustainable Energy Technologies(SETs) use in USAID, et al pgrms

As we distribute aid to developing and post-conflict nations, ensure Sustainable Energy Technologies(SETs) (ie. non-fossil fuel resources) are introduced during re/construction. Department of Defense and its Armed Services are already serving as models for those communities. Do not let our Soldiers', Sailors', Air Force's and Marines' efforts go to waste. The resulting revenue from US contracts to provide SETs will... more »

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