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The Power of Purchasing: Greening the University Supply Chain Duke University; Freeman Center for Jewish Life (March 22, 2004). K. Lyons (1980 – Today): Ph.D. Supply Chain Environmental Management (EPP/SCM Economic Impact Assessments); LCA/C, Waste Management, EIS Real Work!:
Greening the University Supply Chain
Duke University; Freeman Center for Jewish Life (March 22, 2004)
The United States Federal Government and Higher Education sectors are two of the largest purchasers and consumers of goods and services in the U. S. On average, both spend approximately $400–$500 billion dollars a year on goods and services, which is 15 % of all goods and services purchased in the U.S. economy (27.5% of the U.S. Gross National Product), with state and local governments accounting for an additional 12%–13%.
"...products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose..."
U.S. Federal Executive Order 13101
High Quality Purchasing/Supply Chain Management
Bio-based Material – Material, other than food or feed, that is composed, in whole or in significant part, of biological products or renewable, domestic, agricultural (plant, animal and marine), or forestry materials.
Certification– Procedure by which an independent third party gives written assurance that a product, process system or service conforms to specified requirements, either mandatory or voluntary, regulated or non-regulated.
Certified – A product, process, system or service that has undergone certification.
A product's life cycle starts when raw materials are extracted from the earth, followed by manufacturing, transport and use, and ends with waste management including recycling and final disposal. At every stage of the life cycle there are emissions and consumption of resources. The environmental impacts from the entire life cycle of products and services need to be addressed. To do this, life cycle thinking is required.
Costing Assessments should be applied as well (LCC)!
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a tool for the systematic evaluation of the environmental aspects of a product or service system through all stages of its life cycle. LCA provides an adequate instrument for environmental decision support. Life cycle assessment has proven to be a valuable tool to document the environmental considerations that need to be part of decision-making towards sustainability.
A reliable LCA performance is crucial to achieve a life-cycle economy. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a world-wide federation of national standards bodies, has standardized this framework within the ISO 14040 series on LCA.
Environmental Impacts of Mineral Extraction
In order to support the economic soundness of solid waste and recycling policy implementation, research into the economic impacts associated with this program are being investigated. This research could provide a broad overview of recent trends in solid waste and recycling, related public policy issues, and will utilize various national and international sources of economics literature and research devoted to this topic. Special attention is given to critical decision-making further up the waste stream ladder which will include raw material extraction, product design, manufacture, packaging, use and options disposal (which may provide insights to broadening our downstream technology options and opportunities).
It’s the law!
Rutgers EPP Program Highlights!
Climbing Outside the Procurement Box!
Global Product/Supplier Investigations/Liaisons (US, SA, Europe, Far East), RU Research, Supply Chain research (FAR, State, HE, Corp)
WWF-UK, RU Contracts
European Union EPP Policy Development/Performance Project
Local Authority EPP Training/Implementation Project
Corporate Environmental Reporting (Sunderland-Alabaster)
Colombia/Peru (Supply Chain Tracking)
EPP Training and Corporate Policy Development
Waste Management/Recycling Training
Collaborative Environmental Research
International Corporate Responsibility (International Environmental Liaison Program)Global EPP Projects
Partnerships & Opportunities
Local Community, National/International, Government, NGO, Higher Education, Private Sector, On-Campus Research, K-12, Purchasing Associations (NIGP, NAEB, ISM, COUP)
NYCT/MTA Specific (Procurement, Safety, Field)
Environmental Impacts; Performance (on-site/construction, etc)
State of New York DEC Grant MTA Capital EPP Project
K. Lyons EPP Embedment (MTA/NYCT, LIRR, NJ DOT/NJ Transit)
Specification/Contract Development EPP Inclusion Public Law/EO 111 Support
Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Classroom/Laboratory: Rutgers University/NYCT-MTA Center for Applied EPP ResearchMTA
Overall Compliance with NEPA
Technical Analysis – Project Environmental Impacts and Performance (e.g. Construction, Spoils)
Coordination w/Other Agencies/StakeholdersMTA (Fulton Street Transit Center)
Green Business Ticker/Report
NYSE Green Purchasing/NYSE Operations and Technology
Technology and Workplace Environment
Lawrenceville Prep School Project
Waste Audit Project
Waste Management/Landfill Research
Community/Economic Impact AssessmentsSelected K. Lyons EPP Projects
Highland Park 2020 Initiative
(Mayor M. Frank); BPU
Rutgers EPP Community Partnerships
EPP Local Economic Development
Sustaining Green Government/
Higher Education Partnerships
Green Business/Residential Zone
Greening the Municipal Buildings