In 2009, President Obama challenged the Federal Government to lead by example by becoming leaner, greener and more efficient. He asked agencies and departments to become more energy efficient, reduce waste and water use, and use its purchasing power as the largest energy consumer in the U.S. economy to support more environmentally responsible products and technologies in their operations.
The GreenGov Presidential Awards celebrate extraordinary achievement in the pursuit of President Obama’s challenge. Given in six different categories, the awards honor Federal civilian and military personnel, agency teams, agency projects and facilities, and agency programs that exemplify President Obama’s charge to lead by example toward a clean energy economy.
Meet this year’s winners and learn about the award they are receiving below.
Good Neighbor Award: This award recognizes a Federal agency team or facility for its exemplary engagement with local or regional communities to promote one or more of the goals of Executive Order 13514, the President’s challenge to Federal agencies to become leaner, greener, and cleaner.
Grand Canyon Green Team, Department of the Interior.
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