By saving resources and reducing spending, the Presidio Trust and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area were named among the winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Green Challenge.
The Presidio Trust was recognized in the category of leadership for its work to divert waste from landfill and involve the members of the public in recycling efforts. Between 2016 and 2017, the Trust increased by 47 percent its materials reuse and by 30 percent its composting.
EPA recognized the GGNRA in the energy category, highlighting the reduction of its carbon footprint. GGNRA bought 100 percent renewable energy for all of its park buildings.
A third Bay Area Green Challenge winner is the Vallejo-based Forest Service, which was honored in the innovation category for its work in Southern California, installing energy-conserving technology that is expected to reduce by 80 percent the use of energy at nine sites.