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Green Power Community Benefits

Your community can benefit from using green power and becoming an EPA Green Power Community (GPC). Benefits include:

  • Improved living and community environment
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Enhanced community image
  • Increased citizen pride

To help GPCs take full advantage of these benefits, EPA offers the following support:


Becoming a GPC signifies that your community's green power commitment meets nationally accepted standards in terms of size, content, and resource base. This allows for you to compare your community's green power commitment to others and increase your community's stakeholders' confidence in your purchase.


EPA actively promotes and recognizes Green Power Communities as environmental leaders. Your community can benefit from EPA's recognition and publicity efforts by:

Tools and Resources

EPA's tools and resources can be invaluable by:

  • Offering relevant and timely answers to procurement questions
  • Fostering peer exchange opportunities for communities to share information on best practices and lessons learned about green power procurement
  • Assisting with messaging and promoting the concept of green power to your community stakeholders, including press release templates and event banner artwork recognizing the community's achievements
  • Providing you with a means to estimate the environmental benefits of switching to green power

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