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Green Purchasing

Green purchasing, also known as environmentally responsible supply chain management or environmentally preferable purchasing, is the practice of choosing environmentally-friendly products and services. Green purchasing helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut solid waste and conserve energy. It can also improve an organization’s bottom line by cutting costs, enhance the public image and improve employee health. StopWaste offers free fact sheets and other resources to help your organization make more sustainable purchasing decisions.

  • Benefits:  Find out what buying green can do for your organization and the environment.
  • Fact sheets, guides and model policy:  Learn about green products, find local suppliers, or download a template of a model purchasing policy.
  • Web resources:  Explore our extensive annotated list of green purchasing related websites.
  • FAQs:  Browse common questions about green purchasing.
StopWaste partners with the County of Alameda General Service Agency (GSA) in providing green purchasing resources and assistance to Alameda County public agencies. More about their program can be found at AC Sustain.