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Federal Electronics Challenge Gold Award for environmental stewardship of electronics in 2006

On June 5, 2007, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit in Columbia, Missouri was recognized with a Gold Level Award in the Federal Electronics Challenge. Each Gold Level Award recipient completed mandatory activities in all three of the electronics life-cycle phases (acquisition and procurement, operation and maintenance, and end-of-life management); completed four additional optional activities; and mentored other federal facilities or agencies on electronics issues. Federal Environmental Executive Edwin Pinero said, “Electronics stewardship actions undertaken by these partners in 2006 include impressive actions, such as: ensuring that 100% of all electronics purchases were products registered at the Silver level with the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT); instituting a system to automatically power down all desktop computers at the end of each business day; and donating thousands of electronics to educational institutions under the Computers for Learning program.”

Last Modified: 6/29/2007