We're Greening Government

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 2018-026 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 FY 2018 GGLC Annual Report Card is available. Learn more and read the report.

About Us

Learn more about the GGLC and our mission and vision. Who we are »

The Executive Order

Learn more by reading Governor Hickenlooper's Executive Order. Read »


Contact the Greening Government Leadership Council at gglc@state.co.us.