Tuesday, August 17, 2010

CEIL: Standard Compliance Knowledge Center for Green Government

Compliance with presidentially mandated green government can be a daunting challenge, thankfully there is a resource bank and online community that can help.

The Center for Environmental Innovation and Leadership (CEIL), has launched a new online community. CEIL is an independent organization connecting government and military professionals with providers of green goods and services to help them comply with Executive Order 13514 – President Obama's commitment to creating a "Green Government."

Executive Order 13514 on Federal Sustainability was signed on October 5, 2009, it required each Federal Agency to submit a 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution reduction target from its estimated 2008 baseline. President Obama has pledged to reduce the Federal government's GHG emissions by 28 percent over the next decade.

According to a press release from Whitehouse.gov, "Actions taken under this Executive Order will spur clean energy investments that create new private-sector jobs, drive long-term savings, build local market capacity, and foster innovation and entrepreneurship in clean energy industries."

To assist with the implementation of EO13514, CEILeadership.org has created a knowledge center for sustainability in the public sector, it includes news, expert advice, discussion groups, and podcasts. For more information or to join go to CEIL.

CEIL is also producing GovGreen Conference & Expo in Washington, DC on November 9-10, 2010. See GovGreen for more information and registration details.

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