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The Green Union

AFSCME is greening its own house. We are reviewing facilities, and business and meeting practices to ensure that AFSCME is truly green. From reducing paper use, to recycling and waste reduction at meetings, to meeting electronically rather than physically, AFSCME is shrinking its environmental footprint and saving money.


“We understand the dangers to our communities and the world posed by global climate change and other environmental threats,” said AFSCME International Pres. Gerald W. McEntee. “AFSCME members are on the front lines this Earth Day. From recycling and collecting solid waste to protecting natural resources to designing green schools, we work every day to achieve a safe and healthy environment in our workplaces and communities.”

AFSCME members, in their jobs and in coalition with environmental and community groups, work to stop global warming, to secure cleaner air and water, and to protect our earth’s fragile environment against exploitation by private interests.

Read the full Earth Day 2010 press release.


AFSCME International Green Convention Resolutions

Other Unions' Green Resources

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