Partners for the Environment
- a listing of EPA's voluntary partnership programs with programs presented
Best Workplaces for Commuters
(formerly Commuter Choice Leadership Initiative) - Best Workplaces for
Commuters is a joint EPA and U.S. Department of Transportation recognition
and partnership program that encourages employers to offer their employees
an outstanding level of commuter benefits such as tax-free transit passes,
vanpool benefits, or telecommuting.
Climate Leaders Partnership
- Climate Leaders is a voluntary EPA industry-government partnership that
encourages companies to develop long-term comprehensive climate change
Combined Heat and Power Partnership
- The electricity our homes, businesses, and factories use can be generated
in traditional power plants with relatively low efficiency and high emissions,
or it can be generated in smaller, distributed plants, at higher efficiencies
and lower emissions. Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is one form of distributed
generation that produces electricity at the point of use. CHP, or cogeneration,
is the sequential production of electricity and thermal energy from a
single fuel source. CHP is more efficient, cleaner, and reliable than
conventional central power plants. The CHP Partnership is a voluntary
program that seeks to reduce the environmental impact of power generation
by fostering the use of CHP in the commercial, institutional, and industrial
Compliance and Assistance Programs - a
listing of EPA Business Initiatives and compliance assistance information.
Design for the Environment - voluntary
program designed to help businesses incorporate environmental considerations
into the design and redesign of products, processes, and technical and
Energy Star - voluntary programs
and products designed to promote energy efficiency, reduce pollution,
and save money for consumers, organizations and businesses.
Project - voluntary program to encourage and motivate business to
understand the full spectrum of their environmental costs, and integrate
these costs into decision making.
Green Power Partnership
- EPAs Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program designed to
reduce the environmental impact of electricity generation by promoting
renewable energy. Commercial, nonprofit, and public organizations can
become Partners by committing to procure an amount of renewable energy
that is proportional to their annual electricity use. In return, EPA will
provide a network of providers and Partners, technical information, and
Performance Track Program - Designed to recognize and encourage top
environmental performers -- those who go beyond compliance with regulatory
requirements to attain levels of environmental performance and management
that benefit people, communities, and the environment.
National Waste Minimization Partnership Program: In a Nutshell - The
National Waste Minimization Partnership Program encourages EPA, state
and local governments, manufacturers and other commercial companies, and/or
non-governmental organizations to form voluntary partnerships that reduce
the generation of hazardous wastes containing any of 30 Waste Minimization
Methane Outreach - voluntary
programs designed to promote profitable opportunities for reducing methane
and other greenhouse gas emissions in the US.
Stewardship Program - - a voluntary program that forms partnerships
with pesticide users to reduce health and environmental risk and implement
pollution prevention strategies.
Project XL - a national
pilot program that tests innovative ways of achieving better and more
cost-effective public health and environmental protection.
Sector Facility Indexing Project
- a pilot program that provides comprehensive information on the environmental
performance of hundreds of facilities in five major industries.
Sector Strategies Program
- EPA is working in a variety of ways with different industry sectors
to promote improved environmental performance with reduced regulatory
- a voluntary program that targets the reduction of municipal solid waste;
waste that would otherwise end up in a trash dumpster.