Along with a host of other changes, Spitzer hired some top former environmentalists to spruce up the State's green. The chosen team holds high positions in the the Department of Environmental Conservation, which after facing widespread staff cutbacks and a diminished role during Pataki's administration, has an added 100 staff positions. It remains to be seen whether these new faces will make real differences as per the constraints of politics. But keep your fingers crossed for a greener agenda! Also - recycling bins line the halls of the Statehouse- pretty neat. If you work somewhere without recycling - pipe up about it - we should all be recycling!