The Federal Green Challenge is a national effort under US EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program, challenging EPA and other federal agencies throughout the country to lead by example in reducing the Federal Government's environmental impact.
Federal offices or facilities start their participation by selecting a minimum two of the six target areas —waste, electronics, purchasing, energy, water, or transportation. At least one of the selected target areas must be waste, electronics, or purchasing. Members commit to an improvement goal of at least 5% per year in their selected target areas.
FY2013 Enrollment Open Now!
Why Join the
Federal Green Challenge?
- Demonstrate your innovative techniques for reducing your agency's environmental footprint.
- Implement and exceed your responsibilities under Executive Orders 13514 and 13423 (PDF) (5 pp, 200K, About PDF).
- Gain recognition in competition for regional and national awards.
- Take advantage of EPA's technical assistance and resources to implement your initiatives.
- Join with other federal offices and facilities in your region.
New!! Spotlight Communities:
A GreenGov Initiative
Federal Collaboration Across the United States
A Spotlight Community demonstrates the benefit of a federal entity working with its neighbors, including local governments, area businesses, and non-profit organizations, to improve fleet management, increase renewable energy production and use, or enhance water conservation.
- Visit the Spotlight Communities webpage
- Read a letter from the Federal Environmental Executive on why he established Spotlight Communities
Topic: NASA 2013 Awardees Tell Their Stories About Waste
Date: May 23, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM EST
Topic: GreenGov Spotlight Community: Comparing Non-Traditional Water Treatment Cooling Towers
Date: May 28, 2013
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM EST