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Sustainable Government Symposium

2008 Sustainable Government Symposium

The Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council hosted the third annual Sustainable Government Symposium on December 12, 2008 at the Department of Agriculture Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

Symposium Program

Click here for the full symposium program.

Panel presentations on state agencies' sustainability initiatives:

Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard
Carol Kulek, Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Green Procurement
Rick Hughes, Central Management Services, Bureau of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Green Lease
Ron Wheeler, Central Management Services, Bureau of Property Management

Waste Reduction & Recycling
Kevin Richards, Department of Revenue

Discussion Groups

Symposium participants divided into six groups to discuss topics including their agencies' highest priority green initiatives, opportunities for collaborating across agencies, and what the GGCC can do to support agencies in becoming more sustainable.  Click here for a discussion summary.

Green Governments Coordinating Council Quarterly Meeting

Click here for the 12/12/08 GGCC Quarterly Meeting agenda.

Click here for draft minutes from the 12/12/08 GGCC Quarterly Meeting.

Click here for approved minutes from the 9/30/08 GGCC Quarterly Meeting.

2008 Green Government Awards Ceremony

This year, 13 state agencies received Green Government Awards for their exceptional commitment to improving the environmental quality of Illinois.  Click here to learn more about the 2008 winners.

The Capital Development Board accepts a 2008 Green Government Award
in Sustainable Construction and Renovation.

CDB 2008 Green Govt Award

The Dept. of Central Management Services' Bureau of Strategic Sourcing
and Procurement accepts a 2008 Green Government Award in Green Purchasing.

CMS BOSSAP 2008 Award