November 29, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 9
NASA won a GreenGov Presidential Award based on nine NASA projects that were nominated, including the Academy’s “Green Engineering” course.
“Green Engineering,” which debuted in 2011, grew out of the success of the 2009 Green Engineering Masters Forum, which the Academy co-hosted with the Environmental Management Division of the Office of Strategic Infrastructure.
“It’s a great honor to be nominated,” said Academy Director Ed Hoffman. “The ‘Green Engineering’ course is the latest in a series of learning activities to develop NASA’s workforce capability in this area. It aligns nicely with the overarching goals in NASA’s Strategic Plan, the National Space Policy, and the President’s Executive Order to federal agencies on setting sustainability goals.”
The GreenGov awards, which celebrate exceptional efforts to promote sustainability in federal agency operations, are given by the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
NASA is being recognized in the “Lean, Clean and Green” category for consistently moving toward sustainable and efficient operations by setting exemplary goals in agency-wide energy and water efficiency, reduced emissions, and greater renewable energy usage. Several of NASA’s sustainability solutions address the communities where agency facilities are located.
GreenGov awards honor federal civilian and military personnel, agency teams, agency projects and facilities, and agency programs that exemplify President Obama’s charge to lead by example towards a clean energy economy.