Washington, DC - U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Dr. Jonathan Pershing will travel December 13-16 to Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California. In Seattle, Special Envoy Pershing will visit the Microsoft campus to discuss their sustainability program and how the private sector is participating in climate-related initiatives. Special Envoy Pershing will give a talk at the University of Washington Clean Energy Institute addressing the importance of the clean energy transition to mitigating climate change consequences, and he will meet with state lawmakers on the role of subnational entities in taking action on climate issues.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2016. Consumers can use the National Do Not Call Registry to choose not to receive telemarketing calls. Now in its eighth year of publication, the Data Book contains a wealth of information about the Registry for FY 2016 (from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016), including:

Washington, DC - Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, issued the following statement regarding the selection by President-elect Donald Trump of Congressman Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services:

Washington, DC - The Energy Department today recognized 30 winners across the federal government with the 2016 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards. These annual awards highlight federal agencies' commitments and accomplishments in leading the nation toward more sustainable energy, water and vehicle fleet use and saving taxpayer money and reducing pollution.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $3 million in funding for three projects to speed the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government. As the nation’s largest single user of energy, the federal government is leading by example and these projects will reduce carbon emissions, while strengthening America’s economic, energy, and environmental security.

Washington, DC - Five years ago, President Obama joined with the leaders of seven other nations to launch the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a global partnership between governments and civil society organizations to advance transparency and accountability, bolster citizen engagement, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.  At the launch in 2011, the United States and other founding countries, along with civil society organizations, pledged to transform the way that governments serve and engage with their citizens in the 21st century.