Wednesday, May 06, 2009

GOV SITE - GOVERNOR PATERSON SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER TO PHASE OUT THE STATE’S PURCHASE OF BOTTLED WATER

GOV SITE - GOVERNOR PATERSON SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER TO PHASE OUT THE STATE’S PURCHASE OF BOTTLED WATER: "GOVERNOR PATERSON SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER TO PHASE OUT THE STATE’S PURCHASE OF BOTTLED WATER

Executive Order Will Improve Environment and Save Taxpayer Dollars

New York Becomes Second State in the Country to Eliminate Purchase and Use of Bottled Water

Governor David A. Paterson today signed an Executive Order to phase out New York State’s purchase and use of bottled water at State agency facilities. This announcement, made by the Governor at “Earth Day Lobby Day” in Albany, marks another important step New York State is taking to improve the environment while simultaneously saving taxpayer dollars. Today’s actions make New York the second state in the country to eliminate the purchase and use of bottled water."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Governor Paterson.

This might not seem like much, but it delivers a significant message from the executive branch of the NYS government that NY is determined to be a leader in sustainability. The governor's "45 by 15" plan for energy effiency is also a terrific state policy for addressing sustainability.

As an environmentalist, I can't describe how refreshing it is to see this kind of leadership.