Governor David Paterson taking New York "Greener"

April 26, 2008 3:57:17 PM PDT
Governor David Paterson signed an executive order Saturday, aiming to get the Empire State to go green.Paterson's plan calls for state agencies to buy more environmentally friendly products. Hhe also wants them to develop programs that will reduce state government's use of materials and energy.

The order also creates a committee that will help promote and train employees on the new green policies.

"Our State government is a major consumer of products and energy, and our policies should conserve our precious natural resources, protect the public health and prevent pollution in order to improve the quality of life for all of New York states residents," Paterson said in a prepared statement.