Federal Green Challenge Webinar – October 14, 2009
Environmental Leadership in the Government
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT
Participate: Log-in | Phone: (773) 945-1011, code 325-365-238
All throughout the government, employees and facilities are making strides to promote environmental stewardship. The White House Closing the Circle (CTC) Awards Program through the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive (OFEE) recognizes these successes. The awards categories are waste prevention, recycling, green purchasing, environmental management systems, high performance/sustainable buildings, electronics stewardship, alternative fuel and fuel conservation in transportation under Executive Order 13423, "Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management."
In this webinar, you will learn about:
Angela Laws, CSP, REM
Federal Aviation Administration
Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center
- The Closing the Circle (CTC) Awards Program.
- Federal Aviation Administration’s CTC Award winning Environmental Management System at Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City.
- General Services Administration’s CTC Award winning National Capital Region Federal Recycling Program.
- U.S. Postal Service’s CTC Award winning Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program.
Angela Laws is currently serving as an environmental engineer in Environmental, Safety, and Health at the Federal Aviation Administration’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City. Prior to joining the staff in 2008, she served as contract support for the staff for more than eight years. Angela is a certified safety professional and a registered environmental manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Oklahoma. Angela has over nine years of experience in the environmental, occupational safety, and health field.
Edward K. Crandell
General Services Administration
National Capital Region
Edward Crandell started his career as an Electrical Apprentice, after 5 years of training; he earned his license as a Journeymen Electrician through Local Union #24 out of Baltimore, MD in 1993. In 1994, Edward became the Senior Electrical Maintenance Officer at the Baltimore City Correctional Center. Due to his experience in corrections, in 1995, Mr. Crandell was selected as the Electrical Worker Foreman, at the Medium Security Federal Correctional Institution in Allenwood, PA. In 2000, he moved on to become the General Foreman at various Federal Correctional Institutions in the Mid-Atlantic Region. In 2003, Edward was appointed as Facilities Manager at the Federal Correctional Complex in Petersburg, VA. In 2005, he decided to "make an escape" from his prison career and was hired as the Assistant Federal Recycling Coordinator, for the National Capital Region, with GSA, in Washington, DC. In 2008, he was elevated to the position of Federal Recycling Coordinator for the National Capital Region. Since taking over as Coordinator, the Federal Recycling Program has continued to grow and improve. In June 2009, the National Capital Region, Federal Recycling Program was selected as one of the White House's Closing the Circle Award Winners for Promoting Sustainable Environmental Stewardship.
U.S. Postal Service
Ronald Robbins is a 24 year veteran in the field of environmental science. He graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY), College at Purchase in 1984 with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science. He first put his degree to use in the Fiji Islands as a Peace Corp Volunteer helping villagers conserve resources and make good business decisions managing their Fishing Cooperative. He went on to graduate school and obtained a Masters degree in Environmental Science from SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY.
Today, Ronald is a Resource Conservation Specialist for the Headquarters Environmental Policies and Programs Office of the United States Postal Service. He is also Chair of the USPS Safety & Environmental Supply Management Task Force and is the primary author of the USPS’s national Green Purchasing Plan. Ronald has lead the development of several award winning regional and national environmental programs for the Postal Service over the past two decades. This includes the USPS’s national Pollution Prevention Program which was recognized by two other White House Closing the Circle Awards in 1995 and 1996, the President’s Individual Challenge Award, a Hammer Award from Vice President Gore and a National Pollution Prevention Roundtable MVP2 Award.