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Green Purchasing: Tools for Federal, State and Local Governments - Webinar

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Learn about tools to help develop and implement an effective green purchasing policy.

What
  • Webinar
When Jul 19, 2012
from 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm
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July 19, 2012

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET

Program

During this webinar you will hear about:

  • Strategies public agencies can use to identify and procure products that reduce energy consumption and/or greenhouse gas emissions or that yield other climate protection benefits.
  • Model green purchasing policies and specifications for products like office equipment with top tier efficiency ratings and products that are made with recycled content or that reduce transportation impacts.
  • A model awards program to recognize facilities that successfully purchase products with leadership-level sustainability attributes that save energy, conserve water, and reduce health and environmental impacts. 
  • How the GreenBuy Program incentivizes U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) purchasers to procure products whose performance goes "beyond compliance", integrating sustainable approaches and materials into their missions.
  • How municipal governments, like King County (WA) have gone from buying recycled products in the early 1990's to purchasing a range of environmentally preferable products from copy paper to hybrid buses.
  • A new and evolving county approach to using consumption-based emissions inventories to figure out how to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions in purchasing and green county operations.

Speakers

  • Alicia Culver, Director of the Responsible Purchasing Network
  • Jeff Eagan, Sustainable Acquisition and Electronics Stewardship Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Sustainability Support
  • Shabnam (Shab) Fardanesh,  Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Sustainable Acquisition Coordinator at the Department of Energy's Office of Sustainability Support

Registration Information

Register for this free webinar.

To learn more about environmentally preferable purchasing for federal agencies, consider also attending the U.S. EPA’s Federal Green Challenge Webinar on July 28, 2012.

 

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