The daily activities of state government have a significant impact on the quality of Colorado’s public health, environment and economy. Through a series of executive orders starting in 2003, the State of Colorado has led by example in reducing energy consumption, increasing the use of renewable energy, decreasing the environmental impact of state vehicles, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2005, the Greening Government Leadership Council (GGLC) has been at the forefront of these efforts, serving as a resource to state agencies and departments and supporting achievement of past sustainability goals.
On Oct. 28, 2015, Governor John Hickenlooper signed Executive Order D 2015-013 establishing one and five year goals in the areas of energy and water efficiency, petroleum reduction, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and environmental preferable purchasing. The Executive Order outlines high level directives in each area to ensure that the state successfully meets the Greening Initiative goals, which apply to all executive agencies and departments.
The GGLC is hard at work on a comprehensive plan of action for the Executive Order. Next steps will be shared on this website and will include both individual and statewide best management practices, but get started today with our quick tips for each focus area.
Learn more by reading Governor Hickenlooper's Executive Order. Read »
Contact the Greening Government Leadership Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.