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Table of Contents
Background and Overview
What is Purchasing?
Making the Green Purchasing Change
Reasons for Change
Where To Go for P2 Help
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Canadian Environmental Choice Program
Abstract: Helps consumers identify products and services that are less harmful to the environment
Source: Environment Canada

Efficient Transport Packaging and Distribution Systems
Abstract: Information to encourage efficient transport and distribution systems
Source: California Integrated Waste Management Board

Energy Ideas
Abstract: Provides access to objective information and technical assistance for energy efficiency
Source: Energy Ideas Clearinghouse

Environmental Building News [PDF]
Abstract: Collection of land-use, building design, and construction strategies that reduce environmental impacts
Source: Environmental Building News

Environmental Marketing Claims
Abstract: National guidelines issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with the cooperation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are available to help companies make sure their green claims don't run afoul of the law.
Source: Federal Trade Commission

EPA Final Guidance on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing - Guiding Principle 3
Abstract: A guiding principle for environmental purchasing
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics

Florida Design Initiative
Abstract: Design and construction information for sustainable buildings
Source: Florida Sustainable Communities Center

FTC Chairman Steiger Announces National Guidelines to Prevent Misleading Environmental Marketing Claims
Abstract: Early press release fully describing FTC environmental guides.
Source: Federal Trade Commission

Global Recycling Network
Abstract: Provides recycling related information
Source: Global Recycling Network

Green Guide on Trimming Your Waste
Abstract: A guide to help you trim your office waste
Source: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Green Pages - Online
Abstract: Directory of environmentally responsible businesses, products and services
Source: Co-Op America

Green Procurement
Abstract: A set of articles about purchasing decisions and products that prevent pollution
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center

Green Seal
Abstract: GreenSeal promotes the manufacture and sale of environmentally responsible consumer products
Source: Green Seal

Guide to Green Purchasing
Abstract: Guide for establishing and implementing an EPP program
Source: U.S. Air Force

National Association of Purchasing Management
Abstract: Web site of trade association to educate purchasing professionals
Source: National Association of Purchasing Management

Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) Environmentally Preferable Products Procurement Listserv (EPPNET)
Abstract: Electronic listserve for procurement professionals
Source: Northeast Recycling Council

P24You - the Individual
Abstract: Tips for preventing waste and what to buy at home
Source: PPRC

Pollution Prevention Handbook - Shipping and Receiving Operations [PDF]
Abstract: Provides options to reduce waste at shipping operations
Source: Department of Interior, Environmental Policy and Compliance

Public Procurement and Energy Efficiency in the Pacific Northwest [PDF]
Abstract: Market research study for purchasing energy efficient technologies
Source: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

ReThink Paper
Abstract: Provides an overview of ecological paper options
Source: Earth Island Institute

Sorting Out 'Green' Advertising Claims
Abstract: Consumer education bulletin helps buyers find fact among the fluff.
Source: Federal Trade Commission

Sorting Out 'Green' Advertising Claims
Abstract: Four page consumer education bulletin helps buyers find fact among the fluff.
Source: Federal Trade Commission

Waste at Work - Prevention Strategies for the Bottom Line
Abstract: Business tips to reduce waste disposal, purchasing, and operational costs
Source: INFORM

What is Resource Management?
Abstract: Describes how to develop compensation for services based on waste reduction goals.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency


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Hub Last Updated: 2/26/2013