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<p>Here is a link to the US EPA Climate Leaders Small Business Network that Garrett references in his post.&nbsp; The companies in this network have committed to reducing their environmental impact by completing a company wide inventory of their green house gas (GHG) emissions and setting aggressive reduction goals.&nbsp; Many of the companies listed are GSA Schedule Contractors.&nbsp; We&#39;re tallying up how many and will post it.</p><p><a href="http://www.epa.gov/climateleaders/smallbiz/smallbizmembers.html">http://www.epa.gov/climateleaders/smallbiz/smallbizmembers.html</a></p>
<p>One of the biggest reasons we&#39;re trying to be more sustainable is BECAUSE of the tough economy. It just makes fiscal sense. We&#39;re planning on shifting our vehicle fleet from large gasoline and diesel vehicles to hybrids. Office interior improvements will include suggestions from the Sustainable Design tool recently released. We&#39;re encouraging people to carpool, bike, or take public transportation to work; and even offering some work-at-home solutions. These are all &quot;sustainable&quot; practices with financial benefit.</p><p>Additionally, we want/need to be ready when sustainable operations become a source selection criteria for federal procurements.</p><p>We&#39;re also one of the small businesses participating in EPA&#39;s Climate Leaders program to catalog and reduce our GHG emissions.</p>
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