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Five Key Steps to Making Government Greener

It was a prophetic speech.

“With the exception of preventing war, this is the greatest challenge our country will face during our lifetimes,” the president told the American people. “We must not be selfish or timid if we hope to have a decent world for our children and grandchildren. We simply must balance our demand for energy with our rapidly shrinking resources.”

The president: Jimmy Carter. The date: April 18, 1977. In a televised address to the nation he called the fight for sustainability “the moral equivalent of war.”

It takes a while, but people do come around. Looking across the federal landscape today, much has been achieved in the realm of energy consumption and sustainability. Five key trends promise to further the cause of conservation across government.

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