There are a wide variety of national programs that address the environment. Here are a few:
AgSTAR -- The program encourages the use of methane recovery (biogas) technologies at the confined animal feeding operations that manage manure as liquids or slurries. These technologies reduce methane emissions while achieving other environmental benefits.
Burn Wise -- Burn Wise is a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that emphasizes the importance of burning the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance to protect your home, health, and the air we breathe.
Carpet America Recovery Effort -- To increase the amount of recycling and re-use of post-consumer carpet, and reduce the amount of carpet going to landfills.
Climate Leaders -- Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reduction goals, and annually reporting their progress to EPA. Through program participation, companies create a credible record of their accomplishments and receive EPA recognition as corporate environmental leaders.
Coalbed Methane Outreach Program (CMOP) -- The Coalbed Methane Outreach Program (CMOP) is a voluntary program whose goal is to reduce methane emissions from coal mining activities. Our mission is to promote the profitable recovery and use of coal mine methane (CMM), a greenhouse gas more than 20 times as potent as carbon dioxide. By working cooperatively with coal companies and related industries, CMOP helps to address barriers to using CMM instead of emitting it to the atmosphere. In turn, these actions mitigate climate change, improve mine safety and productivity, and generate revenues and cost savings.
Combined Heat and Power Partnership -- Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is an efficient, clean, and reliable approach to generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source. By installing a CHP system designed to meet the thermal and electrical base loads of a facility, CHP can greatly increase the facility's operational efficiency and decrease energy costs. At the same time, CHP reduces the emission of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global climate change.
Energy Star -- ENERGY STAR is a joint program of EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy that helps American businesses and consumers save money and protect the environment by investing in energy efficient products and practices.
Green Chill -- The GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership is an EPA cooperative alliance with the supermarket industry and other stakeholders to promote advanced technologies, strategies, and practices that reduce refrigerant charges and emissions of ozone-depleting substances and greenhouse gases. Working with EPA, GreenChill Partners transition to non-ozone-depleting refrigerants, reduce refrigerant charges, reduce both ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas refrigerant emissions, and promote supermarkets’ adoption of advanced refrigeration technologies.
Green Power Partnership -- The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that supports the organizational procurement of green power by offering expert advice, technical support, tools and resources.
Green Scapes -- EPA's GreenScapes program provides cost-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for landscaping. Designed to help preserve natural resources and prevent waste and pollution, GreenScapes encourages companies, government agencies, other entities, and homeowners to make more holistic decisions regarding waste generation and disposal and the associated impacts on land, water, air, and energy use.
High GWP (Global Warming Potential) Partnerships -- EPA is actively working to reduce emissions of high GWP gases given their potency and long atmospheric lifetimes. Through a set of voluntary partnerships, EPA and industry are making substantial progress in reducing emissions by developing and implementing cost-effective improvements to industrial processes. In addition, EPA's ozone protection regulatory programs are working to limit emissions through mandatory recycling or use restrictions depending on the application.
Landfill Methane Outreach Program -- 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.
Mobile Air Conditioning Climate Protection Partnership-- The Mobile Air Conditioning Climate Protection Partnership is a joint voluntary initiative founded by the EPA, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Mobile Air Conditioning Society. The partnership is working to reduce the impact of mobile air conditioning units on the environment.
Natural Gas STAR Program -- The Natural Gas STAR Program is a flexible, voluntary partnership that encourages oil and natural gas companies—both domestically and abroad—to adopt cost-effective technologies and practices that improve operational efficiency and reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas and clean energy source.
Plug-In to e-Cycling -- EPA partners with electronics manufacturers and retailers to increaser the number of safe, convenient opportunities Americans have to recycle unwanted electronics and to increase the public's awareness of the need to recycle these products.
Responsible Appliance Disposal Program -- EPA partners recover ozone-depleting chemicals from old refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and humidifiers.
SmartWay Transportation Program -- The SmartWay Transportation program was designed to improve the environmental performance and fuel efficiency of the US freight sector (truck and rail) through the use of a voluntary market incentive system, that encourages retailers/end users to choose trucking and/or rail companies that are environmental leaders in their respective industry segments.
Voluntary Aluminum Industrial Partnership -- The Voluntary Aluminum Industrial Partnership (VAIP) is an innovative pollution prevention program developed jointly by EPA and the primary aluminum industry. Participating companies (partners) work with EPA to improve aluminum production efficiency while reducing perfluorocarbon (PFC) emissions, potent greenhouse gases that remain in the atmosphere for thousands of years.
WasteWise -- WasteWise promotes cost savings and efficiency through waste prevention, recycling, and buying/manufacturing recycled content products All organizations in the United States, including public and private sectors, are eligible for recognition through this innovative program.