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Title: Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Federal Green Challenge (FGC) Data
Dataset Publication Date: 2013
Dataset Language: en-us
Abstract: The Federal Green Challenge (FGC) is a national effort under EPA's Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) 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, including Waste, Electronics, Purchasing, Energy, Water, and Transportation. At least one of the selected target areas must be waste, electronics, or purchasing. Members commit to an improvement goal of at least five percent per year in their selected target areas. A current list of Federal Green Challenge participants and annual award winners is made available through the FGC website (https://www.epa.gov/fgc). Participants commit to work toward achieving sustainability goals at their facilities and meet compliance with Executive Order 13963. The program started in 2012 and the first data were made available in 2013. The FGC is part of EPA's larger SMM program (https://www.epa.gov/smm). Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) is a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire lifecycles. It represents a change in how our society thinks about the use of natural resources and environmental protection. By looking at a product's entire lifecycle we can find new opportunities to reduce environmental impacts, conserve resources, and reduce costs. There are multiple challenge programs available as part of the SMM program, including the Food Recovery Challenge, the Electronics Challenge, the Federal Green Challenge, and the WasteWise program.
Hierarchy Level: Dataset
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Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation
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West Bounding Longitude: -180
South Bounding Latitude: 18
East Bounding Longitude: -66
North Bounding Latitude: 72
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Organization: U.S. EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) - Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR)
Email: Rubright.Tyler@epa.gov
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Metadata Language: en-us
Metadata Date Stamp: 2016-09
Organization: U.S. EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) - Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR)
Organization Role: author
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