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  • The Wolf Administration’s interagency GreenGov Council is inviting the public to learn about efforts to boost green and sustainable practices in state government during a meeting at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2020, at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, 310 Elmerton Avenue in Harrisburg.

    Co-chaired by the departments of General Services, Environmental Protection, and Conservation and Natural Resources, the council will give an update on its first-year activities and plans for 2020. The public will be invited to provide feedback on the program and discussion on the next steps for the GreenGov Agency Checklist. State agencies will use the annual survey to evaluate progress and achievements toward using fewer resources, which reduces carbon emissions and saves taxpayer dollars.

    The survey consists of the performance categories of: Benchmarking and Evaluation; Buildings and Structures; Transportation; Products and Materials; Culture; Renewable Energy; and Resilience. All state agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction will complete the survey, establishing performance measures and strategies to achieve certification in the GreenGov program.

    For more information on the public meeting or to RSVP, email or call 717-787-4987. 

  • The public is invited to experience electric and hybrid vehicle technology at the Drive Electric PA Coalition’s Ride & Drive event with the Pennsylvania GreenGov Council on October 23, at 10:00 a.m. on Commonwealth Avenue (in front of the Capitol Fountain) in Harrisburg.

    Attendees can learn more about electric vehicle technology and test-drive some models from manufacturers such as Tesla and Nissan.

    Agency representatives of the GreenGov Council – the departments of General Services, Environmental Protection, Conservation and Natural Resources, and – along with PennDOT will discuss the future of electric vehicles and efforts to increase the use of the technology and expand the supporting infrastructure in Pennsylvania.

  • The PA GreenGov Council commends Energy Efficiency Day 2019 (October 2, 2019) and its organizers including the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for their message to “Save Money. Cut Carbon. Breathe Easier”, promoting the multiple benefits of energy efficiency. 

    Take action this October 2 and beyond to lower costs, create a healthier environment and reduce carbon emissions by participating in #EEDay2019. 

  • The GreenGov Council presented at the 9th annual PA Energy Efficiency Alliance Conference in Harrisburg on September 26, 2019.  Council members shared recent activities which are leading up to the roll-out of the GreenGov program, including the GreenGov agency certification checklist. 

    Council members discussed the upcoming challenges and opportunities for GreenGov as PA state agencies work to meet the Governor's executive order 2019-01. The GreenGov agency certification checklist will soon be available for public review.