The SAME Sustainability Award recognizes outstanding efforts to meet the goals of the Executive Order 13514 (E.O. 13514). The awards will be presented in two categories. 1) Towards Net Zero; and 2) Education and Outreach.
President Barack Obama signed E.O. 13514 on Oct. 5, 2009. The order focuses on federal leadership in environmental, energy, and economic performance. It sets sustainability goals for federal agencies, requiring them to set a 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target within 90 days; increase energy efficiency; reduce fleet petroleum consumption; conserve water; reduce waste; support sustainable communities; and leverage Federal purchasing power to promote environmentally-responsible products and technologies.
The SAME Sustainability Award was presented for the first time at the 2012 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo. Nominations can be made by a Post for individuals, teams or units recognizing their efforts in one of two award categories: Towards Net Zero; and Education and Outreach. There are no restrictions on the number of nominations the Posts can submit.
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