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Current Green Purchasing

Green purchasing takes into account the cost and quality of products as well as their environmental and social impacts. The campus is moving toward greater sustainability by purchasing recycled, eco-friendly products. To date the University does not have a Green Purchasing Policy due to restrictions set my State and UW System guidelines.  However, departments across UW Oshkosh use some or all of the purchases below.

LEED Certified Building Purchasing Agreement

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In the campus LEED-certified and LEED-inspired buildings, regionally manufactured furnishings and fixtures that have minimal environmental impact were selected.  This choice is also recognized as a step towards LEED certification.

Additional information about LEED credits is found on the US Green Building Council website.

Copy paper 

  • Student labs - 30% recycled paper
  • Other printers - 100% recycled paper

Electronics

With the exception of computers attached to specialized scientific equipment, nearly all UWO  standard computers, printers, and monitors meet at least Bronze-level registration under the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT). Preference in purchasing is given for electronic products that have achieved EPEAT Silver or Gold registration. For more information on EPEAT and its criteria, please check www.epeat.net/resources/criteria.

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Lightbulbs  

    Eco-friendly cleaning products

    UW Oshkosh Central Stores purchases and provides green cleaning products. These products are used exclusively in Reeve Union and are the main products used throughout campus.  Information about Diversey products can be found on their website.

      

    Fair Trade Certified (new)Where to find fair trade certified products on campus

    Learn more about our green purchasing goals in the Campus Sustainability Plan. 

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