In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Directive 07-373: Energy Conservation and Management, all state offices are directed to implement recycling programs by December of 2007. Please note that this directive applies to all state offices and facilities and not just central agency headquarters. Item number ten of this Directive states the following:
I am pleased that the Department of Health and Environment has initiated a recycling program in state government. Currently only a few buildings are participating and I am directing the KDHE and the Department of Administration to expand that program to every state office by December 2007.
This website will provide you the tools you need to start and continue a successful recycling program. Listed below is a copy of the letter that was sent to all state agency heads as well as the Green Team Guide for State Offices. The Guide for State Offices was created to jump-start a Green Team program in your building. Be sure to take a moment and read these two documents if you have not already. After reviewing the Guide for State Offices please proceed with forming a team and conducting your first meeting. It is recommended that the next step is appointing a Green Team leader(s). When selecting a Team Leader, keep in mind that this person(s) should be enthusiastic and will be the liaison between the maintenance staff, management, employees and the recycling vendor for the building. The Green Team leader should have sole responsibility for creating a username and password  as the team leader will be the person(s) entering data and generating annual reports. After creating your username and password you will then be able to access other parts of the website that will allow you to register your buildings Green Team with the state. Please register the Green Team for your building  no later then December 31, 2007.