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November 7, 2003
Federal Government Continues to Buy High Levels of Recycled Content Paper
The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities provides significant financial evidence from research findings and case studies that sustainable design is a smart business choice. Both the 20-page brochure and the longer resource document provide data and information indicating that sustainable design does not have to increase first costs and yields economic, social, and environmental benefits to building owners and society. The report illustrates many innovative ways that Federal agencies are using sustainable design principles to extract greater efficiencies from our public buildings and the tax dollars that pay for them.

November 3, 2003
America Recycles Day 2003
As part of the annual America Recycles Day initiatives in the Washington, DC Metro area, the District of Columbia Government in conjunction with several Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private industry will sponsor a two-day electronics collection and recycling event. The two-day event, which is open and free of charge to all residents and government employees in the DC metro area, will be held at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park on Friday, November 14, 2003 and Saturday, November 15, 2003 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. The purpose of the event is to educate consumers about the environmental benefits of electronics recycling, and to encourage them to recycle electronics by providing them with an opportunity and outlet to do so.