Getting Congress to recycle...

Getting Congress to Recycle The United States Congress is perhaps the last major institution in America to grapple with setting up an effective recycling program.  Congress has more than 20,000 employees, of which 8,000 to 10,000 acutally work in Washington. So the waste generated is like that of a small city, except with a higher proportion of paper.
Recycle Congress Update

Recycle Congress Ad Visit
A joint project of GrassRoots Recycling Network, Friends of the Earth, Earthjustice Legal Defence Fund, and Sustain
This ad appeared October 20-21, 2000 in The Washington Post, The New York Times (western edition), Roll Call and The Hill.

September 20, 2000 - Media Event
Media Advisory
September 29, 2000

Press Release
September 27, 2000

Press Release
September 20, 2000
Background Report
September 2000
List of Co-Signing Organizations
Letter to House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert Photos from the Press Conference

Recycle Congress! Press
Congress could have earned $1.5 million from all that red tape
Gannett News Service, September 25, 2000
Do It Again
Editorial regarding Rep Farr's Observations
Roll Call, April 27, 2000
House Needs Real Recycling Program
Representative Sam Farr - Guest Observer - Congress in the 21st Century
Roll Call, April 24, 2000
Reneging on Recycling
Editorial, San Francisco Chronicle, April 7, 1999
Recycling on Capitol Hill still meets resistance after a decade
AP article in San Francisco Chronicle, April 2, 1999

GRRN Updates, Alerts & Releases
Recycling Congress Update, October 25, 2000
Media Advisory, September 29, 2000
Press Release, September 27, 2000
Press Release, September 20, 2000
Action Alert, July 1, 1999
Press Release, June 7, 1999
Action Alert, April 23, 1999
GRRN Wasting Report Goes to Congress
Cover Letter from Sam Farr to all House members, April 21, 2000

H Res 146
A Bill to Make Congress Recycle
Died at end of 2000
Status Summary
Sponsors Legislative Text

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