Oklahomans eRecycling Used Electronics at State Capitol on Earth Day
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State Agencies Are Proud of Being on Go Green Oklahoma! They Are Even Letting Their Constituents Know... View the Oklahoma Water Resources Board's 3rd Quarter 2008 Newsletter
NIC Helps Oklahoma Go Green for Licensing
Oklahoma physicians, nurses, real estate agents, and home inspectors are just a few of the more than 120 types of professional licensing services available online at http://Licensing.OK.gov. During the first seven months of 2009, nearly 60,000 professionals applied for or renewed their license(s) online, representing an increase of 26 percent from 2008.
"The increase in online adoption is proof that we are responding appropriately to requests for streamlined access to government services," said Mark Mitchell, General Manager of OK.gov. "In the upcoming year, we plan to add many more state agencies to our list of online professional licensures."
Since January 2007, online licensing services participating in the ‘Go Green Oklahoma’ study have reduced paper consumption amongst state agencies by over 550,000 sheets of paper. ‘Go Green Oklahoma’ is a study available at http://GoGreen.OK.gov showcasing how Oklahoma eGovernment is helping to reduce the carbon footprint by reducing paper consumption and citizen travel to government facilities.
Information from: Green Sheet 2.0
Agencies Seek to Destroy Tons of Records
State agencies in Oklahoma sought to destroy nearly 1,600 tons of paper records during fiscal year 2007.
The Oklahoma Department of Libraries says records are destroyed only after their historical, administrative, legal or fiscal value has been evaluated. Individual state agencies handle destruction of their records, often using outside vendors. Workers at Northern Oklahoma Resource Center of Enid destroy about 40 tons of paper each month for the Department of Human Services.
Many agencies are working to reduce their reliance on forms and paperwork by turning to the Internet. The state's Go Green Oklahoma initiative has saved more than 36 million sheets of paper since January 2007 with more Web-based programs.
DHS spokeswoman Mary Leaver said the agency is doing whatever it can to change its paper-based system, but it's a slow process.
2,000 Cubic Feet of Computers and Mobile Phones Collected by eRecycle
You have to wonder how large or how deep is 1 cubic feet. More so, imagine measuring 2,000 cubic feet of used computers and mobile phones. Those are quite large numbers of technological equipment that will be recycled for other uses.
Oklahoma citizens and businesses donated more than 2,000 cubic square feet of used computer equipment and used cell phones during the recent eRecycling event at the Oklahoma state capital on April 22. Equipment collected from the eRecycling event was donated to the AMBUCS share4Life Komputers Project and Cell Phones for Soldiers.
The donations will generate at least 150 refurbished computers for disabled Oklahomans and over 11,500 minutes in talk time for Oklahoma soldiers in the Middle East.
The eRecycle event was sponsored by GoGreen.OK.gov: an OK.gov initiative showcasing how Oklahoma eGovernment is helping to reduce the carbon footprint by reducing paper consumption and citizen travel to government facilities. According to a study available on http://www.gogreen.ok.gov, the state of Oklahoma has reduced paper consumption by over 35.9 million sheets of paper through the use of online government services.
Information from: MobileWhack.com
TIME TO REDUCE THE WASTE AND GO GREEN
Green IT has been frequently talked about, but NIC states are doing more than talking.
Since 2007, OK.gov has reduced paper consumption by state agencies by more than 1.25 million sheets of paper.
Through its Go Green initiative, OK.gov is showcasing how Oklahoma eGovernment is helping to reduce the carbon footprint by reducing paper consumption and citizen travel to government facilities.
Currently, the Go Green Oklahoma study provides data from online services provided by the state of Oklahoma. All state agencies are invited to be included in the data by reporting their online services that reduce paper consumption at http://www.gogreen.ok.gov.
Information from: NIC Inc.
Go Green Oklahoma
The State of Oklahoma has recently published a Green Web site! Aimed at informing the public about Green efforts in state agencies, it has some interesting information on Go Green Oklahoma.
According to the OK.gov online license renewals reduced paper consumption amongst state agencies by over 281,000 sheets of paper since January, 2007.
If you missed it, Francis Tuttle Technology Center has launched a Green Web site, Think Green, which talks about their efforts to be a little more Green.
Why don't you share how you or your technology center are helping to make Oklahoma a little more Green?
Information from: Oklahoma Tech Prep