It's imperative that the government be a role model of sustainability. Perhaps this is currently not the position they hold now but there is significant progress towards this.
I seek to discover discuss the various ways that government agencies are involved with sustainability; whether it be policy, practice, activism, research & development, or hindrance. I will explore actions of the EPA, Department of Defense, the White House, and the United Nations.
The government is the largest buying power in the nation and by changing their purchasing habits towards sustainability they will sway businesses to move that way as well. Perhaps through discovering what is actually done by the government, with regards to sustainability, we can get involved to push them towards further action.
So I start the conversation: what should the government's role in sustainability be?