2013  SmartWay
Affiliate Challenge
            Thank you for participating in the SmartWay 2013 Affiliate Challenge. The Challenge
            provides EPA with the opportunity to publicly acknowledge the important contributions of
            SmartWay Affiliates.  To participate, complete the activities listed below. These activities
            must be performed within  the time frame of March 1, 2013 through March 1, 2014.

            Completed checklist and supporting documentation such as sample materials, pictures,
            etc. must be postmarked by March 14, 2014. Mail to:

                       SmartWay Transport Affiliate Challenge
                       Attn: Patrice  Thornton
                       USEPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality
                       2565 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor, Ml 48105

            Supporting materials may also be e-mailed to: thornton.patrice@epa.gov by March 14,
            2014. Place "Affiliate Challenge" in the subject line.


            E-mail address

            Affiliates that complete the following activities within the Challenge time period will merit
            special acknowledgment:

             II      Create or coordinate the creation of a designated sustainability/environmental
             ''      webpage describing your organization's sustainability focus, including, highlighting
                      and/or featuring its engagement with the SmartWay Transport Partnership

             |I      Disseminate SmartWay PSAs internally, i.e., to your members and stakeholders
             ''      (website, internal newsletter)

                      DHost at least one briefing, workshop orwebinarto educate and inform internal and
                      external stakeholders about the SmartWay Partnership program

             |   |      Co-Host with SmartWay HQ or Regions at least one SmartWay overview webinar

             iI      Develop and distribute joint letter to membership asking them to engage in
             ''      SmartWay

             I   I      Share SmartWay information on your social media sites

     2013 SmartWay
Affiliate  Challenge
            Choose one or more extra credit activities for special recognition:

            I	I    Place PSA in external commercial publication
            I  I    Identify champion at member organization for joint follow up
            I  I    Assist partners with tool completion
            Note: Acknowledgement by EPA SmartWay does not imply endorsement of the Affiliate
            or of Affiliate's products or services.
            Frequently Asked Questions

            What is the SmartWay Affiliate Challenge?
            The challenge is an opportunity for EPA to publically acknowledge SmartWay Affiliates
            who have initiated and executed exceptional recruiting, promotional and marketing
            activities in support of our shared goals. These Affiliates serve as role models for other

            How do I participate in the 2013 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge?
            Complete the activities listed on the 2013 Affiliate Challenge application. These activities
            must be performed and completed during the time frame of March 1, 2013 through
            March 1, 2014. The completed form and supplemental materials must be sent to Patrice
            Thornton. (Package must be postmarked by March 14, 2014).

            Package may be sent to:
            Patrice Thornton
            US EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge
            2565 Plymouth Road
            Ann Arbor, Ml 48105

            Package can also be e-mailed to thornton.patrice@epa.gov Receipt of package will
            occur via e-mail.

            What should I submit to EPA?
            Complete the Affiliate Challenge application by checking off the marketing activities
            achieved between March  1, 2013 and March 1, 2014. Supporting documentation such
            as pictures, names of recruited partners, copies of articles, etc. must be included in the

            Will there be opportunities for more than one organization to be recognized?
            Yes, there may be multiple recipients.
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                                          Affiliate Challenge
When and how will nominees be notified of EPA's SmartWay Challenge decision?
EPA will contact all participants via e-mail regarding award decisions by March 31, 2014.

What will the recognition consist of?
     Awardees will be recognized on the SmartWay website in time for Earth Day,
     EPA will develop a press release template for Challenge participants to use in
      their own Earth Day activities.
     Honorees will be invited to attend SmartWay Excellence Award ceremony
     EPA will send a congratulatory letter to the organization's Board of Directors.
     EPA will publicize the Affiliate Challenge and the honorees in a special Earth
      Day edition of the SmartWay E-update.