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Purchasing Resource: NASPO Green Purchasing Guide April 24th, 2015

Need to develop a green purchasing plan? Look no further! 

The NASPO Green Purchasing Guide is a great resource for those unfamiliar with sustainable purchasing, or have yet to establish a green purchasing policy.

NASPO’s Green Purchasing Guide Includes:

NASPO also highlights other great resources relating to sustainable and environmentally preferable purchasing (see a full list here):

BEES: Building for Environmental and Economic Stabilityincludes environmental and economic performance data for 230 building products.  All stages in the life of a product are analyzed: raw material acquisition, manufacture, transportation, installation, use, recycling, and waste management.

Consumer’s Union “Greener Choices” Guide to Environmental Labelsissued by Consumer Reports, this site offers expert evaluation of labels on food, wood, personal care products, and household cleaners.

Ecolabel IndexIndependent and comprehensive database of over 400 eco-labels.  Users can search by product, category or certifier organization.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency LCAccessProvides information on life cycle assessment (including databases and case studies).

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