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Federal Green Challenge

Federal Green Challenge - Using Your EMS

Coordinate with Your Environmental Management System

Plan, Do, Check, Act graphicYou can successfully achieve your Federal Green Challenge (FGC) goals by following the Plan, Do, Check, Act formula outlined on EPA's Environmental Management System (EMS) website.

Benefits of FGC/EMS Integration

  • You are measuring your outcomes
  • You are getting maximum benefit from your activities

How to Optimize FGC/EMS to Reduce the Government's Environmental Footprint

  • Coordinate and align sustainability efforts among Federal agencies
  • Enlist co-workers as partners in reducing energy and water consumption and waste generation
  • Share ideas and promote cultural change necessary to infuse sustainability into daily practices
  • Coordinate activities at least twice each year that implement green practices, educate, and provide a sense of community
  • Green Teams - Tools to help you start and maintain your Green Team