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The Partnerships page contains information on various Federal, State, public and private partnership programs. The list is arranged by media type.
Please select a category from the list above or scroll down through the lists of partnering programs below.

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The Environmentally Responsible Redevelopment and Reuse (ER3) Initiative uses enforcement and other Agency-wide incentives to promote sustainable redevelopment of contaminated sites.
GHP seeks to incorporate environmental streamlining and stewardship into all aspects of the highway lifecycle. This is a public-private initiative spearheaded by the Environmental Protection Agency's mid-Atlantic region to advance environmentally sustainable highway practices.
A collection of partnership experiences that states, regions, and cities have had with foreign counterparts on sharing best practices and innovations in environmental policies and methods. The links on this site provide information on the partnership background, resultant initiatives where applicable, and contacts or links to the partnership Web site. Many regions have also led exchanges with other countries that did not result in permanent partnerships; a selection of these experiences can also be found on the site.
Labs21 is a voluntary program dedicated to improving the environmental performance of U.S. laboratories. All public and private sector laboratories in the United States are invited to join the Labs21 Partnership Program. The goal of the program is to encourage the development of sustainable, high-performance, and low-energy laboratories nationwide.
This is one of EPA's premier partnership programs, working with individual industry sectors to compare and improve the performance and human health and environmental risks and costs of existing and alternative products, processes, and practices. DfE partnership projects promote integrating cleaner, cheaper, and smarter solutions into everyday business practices.
Air Emissions
A voluntary effort jointly sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Energy. The program encourages the use of methane recovery (biogas) technologies at the confined animal feeding operations that manage manure as liquids or slurries.
A partnership established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), this program publicly recognizes employers whose commuter benefits reach the National Standard of Excellence.
A voluntary industry-government partnership that encourages companies to develop long-term comprehensive climate change strategies and set greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals.
This is an EPA cooperative alliance with the supermarket industry and other stakeholders to promote the adoption of technologies, strategies, and practices that reduce emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and greenhouse gases (GHGs) and increase refrigeration system energy efficiency.
This is a cooperative effort of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the coal combustion products (CCPs) industry to help promote the beneficial use of CCPs and the environmental benefits which can result from that beneficial use. By joining the C2P2 Challenge Program, organizations will work to increase the beneficial use of CCPs. Members can join the voluntary C2P2 Challenge program in one of two capacities, as Champions or Leaders:
  • Champions are the generators, marketors or users of CCPs or CCP content products, such as coal-burning energy facilities, that are encouraged to increase their use or marketing of CCPs.
  • Leaders are those organizations that work to promote greater use and marketing of CCPs through membership-based and community programs.
The mission of the Environment Program is to reduce the generation of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, conserve living marine resources with a particular emphasis on fisheries, and protect critical forest habitat and wilderness on public lands in North America. The Trusts make grants only to organizations classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
This is a collaborative effort between EPA and the electric power industry to identify and implement cost-effective solutions to reduce sulfur hexafluoride (SF6 ) emissions. SF6 is a highly potent greenhouse gas used in the industry for insulation and current interruption in electric transmission and distribution equipment. Currently over 70 utilities participate in this voluntary program.
This is a collaborative voluntary program between EPA and the freight industry that will increase the energy efficiency and energy security of our country while significantly reducing air pollution and greenhouse gases. The Partnership creates strong market-based incentives that challenge companies shipping products and the truck and rail companies delivering these products, to improve the environmental performance of their freight operations. SmartWay Transport partners improve their energy efficiency, save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.
A partnership between leaders from federal, state, and local government, the private sector, and environmental groups in California, Oregon, Idaho and Washington, Alaska, British Columbia and Mexico. The Collaborative is part of an overall national campaign to reduce diesel emissions. The goal of the West Coast Collaborative is to leverage significant federal funds to reduce emissions from the most polluting diesel sources in the most affected communities and to significantly improve air quality and public health.
Energy
A voluntary industry-government partnership that encourages companies to develop long-term comprehensive climate change strategies and set greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals.
The CHP Partnership is a voluntary program that seeks to reduce the environmental impact of power generation by promoting the use of CHP.The Partnership works closely with energy users, the CHP industry, state and local governments, and other stakeholders to support the development of new projects and promote their energy, environmental, and economic benefits.
Investing in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate change policies and programs is an important way for state and local governments to achieve multiple goals: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and people's health, and saving money. EPA's State and Local Climate and Energy Program offers expertise about energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate change policies and programs to interested state, local, and tribal governments.
This group partners and facilitates communications with Federal agencies, utilities and energy service companies to implement cost-effective energy efficiency and water conservation projects. The Working Group meets three times a year to exchange information on recent utility incentive program success stories, current FEMP programs and products, individual agency energy management programs, and reports from the various Working Group subcommittees.
This is a voluntary EPA program that supports the organizational procurement of green power by offering expert advice, technical support, tools and resources.
The U.S. EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is a voluntary assistance and partnership program that promotes the use of landfill gas as a renewable, green energy source.
This partnership focuses on cost-effective, near-term methane recovery and use as a clean energy source. The partnership is an international collaboration between developed countries, developing countries, and countries with economies in transition to reduce global methane emissions, improve mine safety, reduce waste, and improve local air quality.
On Earth Day in 2004, this Partnership initiated a global voluntary effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle air conditioning systems. Members include environmental authorities from Australia, Canada, Europe, and Japan; environmental and industry non-governmental organizations; and global vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. Partnership members are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from mobile air conditioning systems in a number of ways.
This is a flexible, voluntary partnership between EPA and the oil and natural gas industry. Through the Program, EPA works with companies that produce, process, and transmit and distribute natural gas to identify and promote the implementation of cost-effective technologies and practices to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
This is a collaborative voluntary program between EPA and the freight industry that will increase the energy efficiency and energy security of our country while significantly reducing air pollution and greenhouse gases. The Partnership creates strong market-based incentives that challenge companies shipping products and the truck and rail companies delivering these products, to improve the environmental performance of their freight operations. SmartWay Transport partners improve their energy efficiency, save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.
Hazardous Materials/Chemistry
To promote innovative chemical technologies that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture, and use of chemical products.
Hazardous Waste
WasteWise is a free, voluntary, EPA program helping U.S. organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste, benefitting the bottom line and the environment.
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Solid Waste
The U.S. EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is a voluntary assistance and partnership program that promotes the use of landfill gas as a renewable, green energy source.
WasteWise is a free, voluntary, EPA program helping U.S. organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste, benefitting the bottom line and the environment.
Transportation
A voluntary, public/private initiative which seeks to incorporate environmental streamlining and stewardship into all aspects of the highway lifecycle.
This is a collaborative voluntary program between EPA and the freight industry that will increase the energy efficiency and energy security of our country while significantly reducing air pollution and greenhouse gases. The Partnership creates strong market-based incentives that challenge companies shipping products and the truck and rail companies delivering these products, to improve the environmental performance of their freight operations. SmartWay Transport partners improve their energy efficiency, save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.
Water
A cooperative effort between EPA, American Water Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, National Association of Water Companies, and Association of State Drinking Water Administrators. The Partnership encourages and assists United States water suppliers to voluntarily enhance their water systems performance, for greater control of Cryptosporidium, Giardia and other microbial contaminants.
A voluntary public-private partnership that identifies and promotes high performance products and programs that help preserve the nation’s water supply (EO 13423, Section 2(c)).
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