Purchasing

Environmentally preferable products are “products and services [that] have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared to other products and services that serve the same purpose. This comparison may consider raw materials acquisition, production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, reuse, operation, maintenance, or disposal of the product or service.”  We encourage all purchasers to buy only what is needed; to chunk orders (to reduce transportation); and to purchase environmentally sustainable products when possible.

Useful Links and Resources

The Green Purchasing Guidelines from the Climate & Sustainability Action Plan

Green Seal A prominent certification organization for green products

U.S.EPA’s Environmentally Preferred Provider (EPP) Tool Suite

 

Links on these pages to non-university sites do not represent endorsement by Ursinus College.

Get Involved!

Student Groups:

-UCGreen Sustainability Fellows

-EcoREPS

-UCEA

-APPLY!! UCGreen Fellows &  EcoReps

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Green Purchasing

Sustainability Events

Sustainability-Related Courses

Off Campus Opportunities

Sustainable Living

Transportation

What Can I Recycle?

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Alumni

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Students

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Green Certification

Contact

Campus Sustainability Planner
Shannon Spencer
Pfahler 112G
610.409.3159
sspencer@ursinus.edu