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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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Department of Commerce

"Tech for Travel": Incentivise videoconferencing, reduce flights

I propose that the government green operations and adopt new technology by launching a "Tech for Travel" program that would enable agencies to plan a reduction in air travel and re-purpose those funds to support investments in video conferencing equipment. Presently, agencies are pressured to spend all of their appropriated funds at the risk of a budget cut the next fiscal year (or more bluntly "if you don't use it,... more »

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Department of Transportation

Electronic Immunization Records for Travelers and School Kids

Ok, so we really need to develop an electronic Immunization Record for Travelers, perhaps this can be implemented on Passports as a international barcoding system. We also need something for children who are attending school. Paper records get lost and cost too much. Let's go green again and reduce the paper waste and increase revenue and get ourselves out of debt!

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Department of Commerce

Teleworking Option Effective Immediately After Training

Post completion of training, I believe any job that requires only electronic communication should have an option for all employees to telework. This helps preserve the Ozone and keeps our air and waters pure. This helps the employee: less time wasted in traffic - in a better mood to produce more. This helps the government - less resources spent on office maintenance, electricity, transit subsidy, water. Coming in to work... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Optimizing the Computer Security and Update Process

Solving two computer issues would increase government efficiency and save money. Presently, HHS computers receive software updates overnight, and sporadic reminder emails for the updates (1 day to 1 month in advance) result in individuals leaving computers on overnight. Also, security scans, which substantially reduce computing speed, occur throughout the day. Today, I was able to open only one webpage in 35 minutes... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Discontinuing “Earning and Leave Statements” paper copies

Since 2005, I’ve worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs in many positions. I began my career in the VA when the VA was transitioning itself into more modern business and medical practices. One of those changes was the better usage of today’s technology. The VA in the past and present has campaigned “Going Green” in an effort to use alternative methods that would save on costs, time, and the environment. My idea... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Save Paper Instantly

Recommend that every government printer is defaulted or set (by respective IT offices) to print double sided. This will provide the government an instantaneous savings – a 50% cost savings of all the paper we use.

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Social Security Administration

Electronic Faxing

Daily, we receive requests from our public for benefit letters. Though we encourage our public to eServices to obtain this information, some customers request the information to be sent via fax. Accommodating these requests costs time and money. We could greatly reduce costs associated with paper, toner, fax maintenance, and down time to fax by converting to electronic faxing. Doing this would allow us to promote... more »

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