GO GREEN! BUY GREEN! Green Purchasing at PSU. Julia Fraser: Graduate Research Assistant Campus Sustainability Office Green Teams Meeting July 15, 2010. What is “green” purchasing?.
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GO GREEN! BUY GREEN!
Green Purchasing at PSU
Julia Fraser: Graduate Research Assistant
Campus Sustainability Office
Green Teams Meeting July 15, 2010
Go Green! Buy Green!
such as Green Seal, EcoLogo, EPEAT, Energy Star, FSC
Energy and Water Conservation
Toxics and Pollution
By less stuff - PSU ReUse Room!
- Facilities Surplus
Durable vs. Disposable
Consider total cost of ownership
Packaging: request recyclable packaging or less of it!
Building materials - recycled plastic lumber
Office Supplies- pens, paper, binders
Textiles- towels, bags, shirts
Buying recycled content products supports recycling markets,
keeping valuable materials out of the landfill.
Energy Star Compliance
Turn off at night
Wise use of energy and water not only reduces costs,
but reduces the demand for fossil fuels
and conserves precious fresh water resources for everyone.
Cleaning Products- Avoid Chlorine based products.
- Green Seal or EcoLogo certified
Paints- Low VOC paint
- Metro Recycled Paint
Electronics - RoHS, and EPEAT certifications
Textiles and Fabric- Carpet, curtains, upholstery
- Greenguard certification
MWESB vendors - Support Oregon MWESB
- Purchasing and Contracting
Local vendors- Keeps $ in state
- Supports local jobs
Ethics- Sweatshop produced?
- Working conditions - Environmental stewardship
- Community health
Fair Trade- Fair trade certification
Boise Aspen 50% or 100%
Grays Harbor 100
Office Depot Envirocopy
Office Max Recycled Multipurpose
And many more!!!
Check the PSU ReUse Room first (they’re free!)
Choose durable and reusable vs disposable
Choose recycled content
Recycled content stick pens:
only $0.03 cents more per pen
100% recycled paper:
$0.38 cents more per ream than virgin
Recycled content paper clips:
$0.22 more per box
* Cost information from comparison provided by Office Depot
Save money & reduce waste
* PSU Climate Action Plan 2010