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 Stability – includes 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 Labels – issued by Consumer Reports, this site offers expert evaluation of labels on food, wood, personal care products, and household cleaners.
Ecolabel Index – Independent and comprehensive database of over 400 eco-labels. Users can search by product, category or certifier organization.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency LCAccess – Provides information on life cycle assessment (including databases and case studies).