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August 17th, 2015 Green Cleaning: Third Party Certification Programs for Greener Cleaning Products

Use this information to help you complete the ‘Use Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products’ and the ‘Use an Eco-Friendly Custodial Service’ activities (located in the Purchasing category) in the Smarter DC Challenge. Earn 100 points for each activity completed!   There are many products on the market today that claim to be “green” and “eco-friendly” when in […]

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July 1st, 2015 Green Leases: Infographic – How the Lease Can Bring Landlords & Tenants Together on Energy Efficiency

The Institute of Market Transformation and the Council of Smaller Enterprises has created an informative infographic illustrating the ways a Green Lease can benefit both landlords and tenants. This infographic provides a great way to educate yourself, stakeholders and decision-makers in making the switch over to a green lease. View the full-size PDF of IMT’s Green Leasing Infographic here.     […]

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May 18th, 2015 Purchasing Resource: SPLC – Helping You Lead in Sustainable Purchasing

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is a non-profit whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous, socially just, and sustainable future. SPLC’s work To date, more than 135 member organizations, with purchasing power well over $200b collectively, have collaborated to develop Principles for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0 and a comprehensive multi-sector guidance program, Guidance […]

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May 18th, 2015 Green Leases Event: Resources

Attendees of our Green Leases event on May 13th heard from Tommy Wells (Director, Department of Energy and Environment), Jeff Lesk (Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody), Sally Wilson (Executive Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight and Frank), Laurie McMahon (Vice Chairman, DTZ) and Cliff Majersik (Executive Director, Institute for Market Transformation), each with their own unique perspectives on green leases. Attendees […]

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May 7th, 2015 Purchasing Resource: The Responsible Purchasing Network – A Membership-Based Resource to Kick Start Your Sustainable Purchasing Efforts

Need some extra help developing and implementing you sustainable purchasing program? The Responsible Purchasing Network is a membership-based resource for organizations pursuing sustainable purchases. Each member receives a customized consultation on its purchasing program as well as in-depth support while developing and implementing sustainable goals and policies. Members also gain access to sustainable purchasing resources […]

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April 24th, 2015 Purchasing Resource: The GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

The federal government purchases over $200 billion in goods and services each year, making them the world’s single largest purchaser! The federal government’s enormous size and buying power can help to stimulate market demand for green products and services as well as greatly reduce environmental impacts by implementing green purchasing across all of its facilities. The […]

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

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: A summary of the concept and benefits of green purchasing Recommended steps for the successful implementation […]

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