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Green Purchasing

Green purchasing involves not simply cost and quality but also the environmental impact of the product. We are moving toward even greater sustainability in purchasing recycled, eco-friendly products. It’s UW Oshkosh’s goal to develop green purchasing policies in more than 50 percent of spending by 2012.

 

Recycled Items Purchased By UWO

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

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LEED Certified Building Purchasing Agreement

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  • Furniture
  • floors (carpet & non carpet)
  • faucets
  • Click for more information! (this will show the different areas needed for the certification)

 

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  • Here at UWO students, faculty, staff, administrative, and every department is encouraged and asked to cancel their paper subscriptions (newspapers, magazines, and journals) to convert them to online subscriptions.

 

Learn more about green purchasing at UWO in the Campus Sustainability Plan.


by Reineck, Allison A last modified Aug 06, 2014 01:53 PM

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