Since the release of President Obama’s Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Electronic Performance, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) became the first federal agency to join the ranks of the Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) since 2007. I’m developing our FEC baseline, annual and award submission packages for electronic stewardship.
FEC is a partnership program that encourages federal facilities and agencies to:
Purchase greener electronic products.
Reduce impacts of electronic products during use.
Manage obsolete electronics in an environmentally safe way.
The FEC primarily targets common office electronic equipment such as desktop and laptop/portable computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals, televisions, printers, fax and copy machines, and mobile phones.
Nearly all Cabinet-level agencies are signed up with FEC, which began in 2003-2004, but very few non-Cabinet level and small agencies are enrolled. I hope that changes soon.
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