The State Electronics Challenge (SEC) is a free program that encourages state, regional, tribal, and local governments, including schools and other public entities, to:
Government agencies and organizations participate as "Partners" in the program. The SEC provides Partners with resources and technical assistance for implementing best practices, and offers annual recognition to Partners that have achieved program goals.
Click here for more information on the Challenge program goals and requirements.
The SEC targets office equipment, and specifically desktop and notebook computers, computer monitors, printers, copiers, and multifunction devices.
Eligible organizations join the Challenge as “Partners.” After reviewing current activities within the organization, Partners choose one or more areas that they’d like to work on – purchasing “green” equipment, using equipment more efficiently to conserve energy and paper, or reusing and responsibly managing equipment taken out of services. The SEC Program Requirements provide Partners with an “action plan” that is put in place over the course of the calendar year. At the end of the year, Partners report on their accomplishments, and in return, receive a customized sustainability report and awards.