Purchasing

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Migrating Paper Processes into SharePoint Membership Required

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Our college uses SharePoint as a web platform for migrating manual paper-heavy planning processes online. Two primary examples of processes we have moved online in this way are Grant Applications ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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Purchasing The Sustainable Way Membership Required

  • University of North Texas (TX)

Tackling the task of sustainable procurement in higher education requires a concentrated employee training program, collaboration amongst departments and a guiding team approachable for knowledge and resources. Universities can transform ...

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Leading the University and Print Vendor Community toward Sustainable Practices Membership Required

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

Applying sustainability principles to the design of printed material needed by universities must take into consideration a life cycle from raw materials through the manufacturing of paper to design and ...

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Clean & Green - Green Cleaning Custodial Program Membership Required

  • Delta College (MI)

Early in 2007, Delta College Facilities Management embraced the transition toward greater environmental awareness by launching EverGreen. The goal of the program is to systematically incorporate sustainable practices and decision ...

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Identifying Barriers to Reaching Sustainability Goals: a Case Study of "Green" Paper Purchasing and Commercial Printing Membership Required

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Combing conservation with the use of 'green' products reduces the environmental impact of any institutional administrative unit or department more than one or the other. To prevent greenwashing, thus providing ...

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Creating a Green Purchasing Policy Roadmap Membership Required

  • National Association of Educational Procurement (MD)

The National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) fashioned a process to harvest the knowledge and expertise of its members to create a green purchasing policy roadmap. The process has concluded ...

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Sustainable Facilities Management - GS-42 Membership Required

  • PortionPac Chemical Corporation (IL)
  • Green Seal (DC)

This presentation is designed to introduce you to the background, development and requirements of Green Seal's GS 42 standard, it's implementation on the Cornell University Campus, and to ...

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Greening the Supply and Purchasing Chain Membership Required

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • Chlorine Free Products Association (IL)

This presentation will address the need for third party accountability in the process of greening the supply chain. It will describe reliable information sources that are used in setting standards ...

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Life Cycle Assessment of a Banana Split Membership Required

  • Central Piedmont Community College (NC)

It seems everyone is talking about sustainability. We are bombarded with news, businesses, governments, parents, and academia about products ranging from cars to household cleaning agents. However, when one asks ...

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Green Power: An Environmental Choice for Leading Colleges & Universities Membership Required

  • ERG Consulting Firm (MA)

This presentation will provide an overview of the green power market, the benefits of a green power purchase, and three case studies of specific green power initiatives. The presentation will ...

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Looking Past Single-impact Certifications: What Promises do they Really Make? Membership Required

  • Forbo Flooring Systems (PA)

Third-party certification verifies that a product meets specific standards or claims made by the manufacturer. A major benefit of certification is that it can greatly reduce the time and expense ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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New Developments in Green Facilities Management Membership Required

  • Green Seal (DC)

Presenters will discuss several new and important elements of green facilities management including two new Green Seal pilot programs: the Green Facilities Partnership and the Green Purchasing Partnership. These programs ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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The Power of Purchasing Membership Required

  • Responsible Purchasing Network

The Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) has produced a series of Guides on institutional procurement of socially and environmentally preferable products ranging from cleaning products to vehicles to computers. This presentation ...

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Applying Environmentally Preferable Purchasing to a Community Library System Membership Required

  • University of Illinois, Springfield (IL)

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) came about in the 1990's to improve the purchasing habits of the federal government. Since that time, requirements for incorporating EPP at the federal level ...

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Reaching Sustainable Research Goals through Co-curricular Learning: An Example in Starch-based Plastics Membership Required

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Conventional plastics, derived from petroleum, contribute to the depletion of non-renewable resources and landfill space when recycling or reuse is not viable. Starch, a renewable and abundant polymer, offers an ...

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The Power of Partnership: Redefining Closed-Loop Recycling Membership Required

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College reaffirmed its commitment to being a leader in sustainability by joining Casella Waste Systems Power of Three™ closed loop recycling initiative. The Power of Three is Casella ...

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Sustainability = Survival Membership Required

  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • Chlorine Free Products Association (IL)
  • Cascades Tissue Group (NY)

We are all working to do our best to move toward sustainable practices that are supported via our purchasing. So we will have a panel made up of managers of ...

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Victorian Centre for Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing (VCSCM) Membership Required

  • Monash University (VIC)

The VCSCM was designed to foster closer ties between manufacturers and researchers through access to practical scientific outcomes and innovative solutions to key issues faced by the industries, hands-on outreach ...

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Advanced Professional Sustainable Supply Chain Management Certificate

  • University of San Francisco (CA)

With economic and environmental climates on the radar of everyone from consumers to congress, many of today’s organizations are rushing to implement processes to cut back expenses, run more ...

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Anticipating, Facilitating and Celebrating: The Ball State University Framework for Sustainability Implementation Membership Required

  • Ball State University (IN)

University sustainability decision-making invokes actionable descriptors that can support the intention of social, economic and environmental considerations in higher education stewardship. However, commonly used terms, such as leveraging, championing and ...

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The Benefits of Sustainable Purchasing Membership Required

  • Green Seal (DC)

The credits in the AASHE Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) program can serve as a road-map to more sustainable purchasing policies. Green purchasing can benefit higher education campuses ...

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The Power of Sustainable Purchasing Membership Required

  • Green Seal (DC)

Summer marks the beginning of the new fiscal year on many campuses - this is a good time to do some housecleaning and review your purchasing policies. Green purchasing is an ...

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Sustainable Procurement Toolkit Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Ray C Anderson Foundation (GA)

With support from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, AASHE is pleased to provide this sustainable purchasing toolkit which includes resources that support sustainable procurement at higher education institutions. Included in ...

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Fair Trade Procurement on Campus - Summary of Resources & Links Membership Required

  • Fair Trade Colleges & Universities (CA)

Higher education institutions spend lots of money purchasing goods and services - from paper clips to buses. In fact institutional purchasing accounts for nearly 2/3 of the American economy. Working ...

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AASHE Interview Series: Sam Hummel, Director of Outreach, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (DC)

Last fall, AASHE partnered with the Green Products Roundtable (GPR) on a pilot project that examined the impacts associated with an average higher education institution's spending. One of the ...

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Can Higher Ed Lead Institutional Green Procurement into a New Era? Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

Sustainable procurement work has never been more exciting. New data, science and processes are coming together with years of on-the-ground experience to create a new paradigm. A higher education pilot ...

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Converting university spending to greenhouse gas emissions: A supply chain carbon footprint analysis of UC Berkeley Membership Required

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This senior thesis study calculates a supply chain carbon footprint for UC Berkeley based on procurement expenses in fiscal year (FY) 2009. The study presents recommendations to reduce supply chain ...

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Should We Do It? An Economic Analysis of the Costs and Benefits of a Local and Sustainable Food System at Davidson College Membership Required

  • Davidson College (NC)

Globalization created the conventional food system and its numerous negative effects such as environmental degradation, the loss of food cultures, antibiotic resistance, unsustainable energy use, increased food insecurity, unfair exploitation ...

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A Guide to Developing a Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Food Alliance (OR)
  • Health Care Without Harm (VA)
  • Institute for Agricultural Trade and Policy (DC)
  • Portland State University (OR)

This guide is intended to help universities, colleges, hospitals, and other institutions - as well as those advocating for food system change - create, promote and implement practical sustainable food purchasing policies ...

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Innovations in Sustainability Curriculum: Teaching Full Cost Analysis through Student-Produced Documentaries Membership Required

  • Furman University (SC)

The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability at Furman University sought to increase teaching of full cost analysis as a suite of tools that can be used as a framework ...

  • Posted 2 years, 3 months ago
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Paperless Campus Initiative Membership Required

  • St. Edward's University (TX)

In recent years, St. Edward's University has undertaken several paperless initiatives. That which has most directly impacted the entire university community (students, faculty and staff) was spearheaded by Human ...

  • Posted 5 years, 3 months ago
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Aggieware - Moving to Zero Waste Events within UC Davis Student Housing Membership Required

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Aggieware, the reusable tableware program, was created by UC Davis Student Housing for use with all student programs in the residence halls to reach the University of California's goal ...

  • Posted 7 years, 2 months ago
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Reducing Printing Costs with Century Gothic at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (WI)

The University of Wisconsin - Green Bay researched typefaces and discovered that the Century Gothic font used the least amount of ink/toner based on a study done by printer.com ...

  • Posted 7 years, 2 months ago
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Implementing Large Scale Solar in the Land of Cheap Coal Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Colorado State University is home to one of the largest solar plants on a U.S. university campus. The fact that Colorado State has been able to expand renewable energy ...

  • Posted 7 years, 3 months ago
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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

Programs and Initiatives

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Purchasing Partners

Kimberly-Clark Professional

Roswell, GA
Business Leader

Pharos Systems International

Rochester, NY
Business Leader
A certified B Corp, Pharos helps universities reveal wasteful habits and hidden costs making campus printing less expensive, more mindful, and more sustainable.

APC Filtration Inc.

Ancaster, ON
Business Affiliate

Balfour College Division

Austin, TX
Business Affiliate

CustomerFirst Renewables

Gaithersburg, MD
Business Affiliate
CFR is an innovative, renewable energy advisory firm focused on bringing large-scale solutions directly to clients. CFR solutions typically meet up to 100% of power needs, cost less than brown power, and mitigate price uncertainty.

EPEAT/Green Electronics Council

Portland, OR
Business Affiliate

First American Education Finance

Fairport, NY
Business Affiliate
First American Education Finance provides customized financing solutions to help schools solve their unique challenges - from complex projects such as energy-efficiency upgrades and campus improvements to equipment management.

Green Seal

Washington, DC
Business Affiliate

Jostens

Minneapolis, MN
Business Affiliate

Oak Hall Cap & Gown

Salem, VA
Business Affiliate

Rivanna Natural Designs

Richmond, VA
Business Affiliate
Planet-friendly awards and plaques. FSC-Certified wood, recycled glass

Sleep On Latex

Chicago, IL
Business Affiliate

Staples Advantage

Framingham, MA
Business Affiliate

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

Washington, DC
Business Affiliate