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Federal Green Challenge

About the Federal Green Challenge

The Federal Green Challenge (FGC) is a national effort under 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:

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.

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