Green Corrections Challenge

Invites stakeholders to share their innovative practices and drive competition in the field. These should be replicable programs and practices in areas such as reentry programs, facilities management/complex operations, and training programs. Leading innovations will be announced during a Green Corrections Symposium.

As described in the {{Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable System}}, the four areas that form the foundation of green corrections include:


Correctional facilities that consider energy use and efficiency, water and waste management, recycling programs, and other facilities management practices.


Education and training that provide offenders with the relevant skills, competencies, and credentials to support a continuum of learning opportunities during a transition to a greener economy.


Reentry programs that are reconfiguring to integrate new green skills and competencies or creating new programs driven by an increased demand for green goods and services.


Correctional industries addressing sustainability efforts ranging from:

  • Creating core business strategies for sustainable production processes and practices
  • Developing new strategic partnerships
  • Producing and distributing environmentally friendly products and services
  • Preparing offenders for the most relevant skills for the emerging green economy
  • Future Phases

    Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


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