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VA Green Routine

Green Routine News Archive


Archive Start Date: 01/2013

2011

Give Green a Chance - VA employees receive recognition for making conservation a habit. ~Article from the January/February 2011 VAnguard (03/01/2011)
Greening The Department of Veteran Affairs: A Year in Review - In 2010, we developed and implemented dozens of projects, which will translate to improved care of our Veterans and their families, cost-savings, better operational efficiency, and a healthier environment for all. ~From the White House Blogs (01/26/2011)
'Greening' VA: Serving Veterans Sustainably - To promote sustainability is to actively choose to make green practices part of our culture through our daily actions and behavior-at work, at home, and everything we do in between. ~Article from the November/December 2010 VAnguard (01/01/2011)

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2010

Leading by Example: VA Funds Solar Energy Projects at Hospitals, Clinics, Cemeteries - VA announces awards of nearly $78 million in contracts to build solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at VA facilities nationwide. ~From the White House Blogs (10/22/2010)

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2009

Going Green - Energy conservation, federal compliance top the list of priorities. ~Article from the September/October 2009 VAnguard (11/01/2009)
VA Goes Green - To kick off Energy Awareness Month at the Department of Veterans Affairs this week, Secretary Shinseki announced the "Green Routine" campaign. ~From the White House Blogs (10/06/2009)
VA Goes Green - Secretary Shinseki Announces "Green Routine" Initiative ~From the VA Public and Intergovernmental Affairs News Releases (10/05/2009)
2009 BioPreferred Showcase and Training - BioPreferred Champions: Clean Greeen, Maintain Green, Serve Green (10/01/2009)
2009 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards - VA receives awards in two categories (09/09/2009)
Helping Alternative Energy Become the Norm - VA explores unique energy sources to help cut costs. ~Article from the November/December 2008 VAnguard (01/01/2009)

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2008

A Sustainable Approach to Building Design - The award-winning design of the Reno, Nev., VA Regional Office is a model for future energy efficient, environmentally friendly projects. ~Article from the May/June 2008 VAnguard (07/01/2008)

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2006

Greening the Government - VA's approach to reducing the toll federal agencies' operations take on the environment is winning accolades from the federal community. ~Article from the March/April 2006 VAnguard (05/01/2006)

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