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Greening meetings

Target 8.9: By March 31, 2012, each department will adopt a guide for greening meetings.

Ninety-three percent (93%) of departments have a green meeting guide in place.

Meetings and events can generate large amounts of waste, consume significant quantities of energy, paper, water and other resources, and contribute to GHG emissions. Taking action to green meetings can engage employees in improving federal government office practices.

Among the 27 departments subject to this target, 25 (93%) have a departmental green meeting guide in place. One of the remaining departments has a draft guide developed; the other will develop its departmental guide within the 2012–2013 fiscal year. As of March 31, 2012, 20 (74%) departments had formally adopted their guide as part of their departmental processes, and 4 departments (15%) reported that they aim to track and report on their meeting guide usage.

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