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Background and Overview
What is Purchasing?
Making the Green Purchasing Change
Reasons for Change
Where To Go for P2 Help
Complete List of Links

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Green Procurement: Table of Contents

Welcome to the Green Procurement Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.

Background and Overview - This section gives the reader a glimpse at the enormous impact purchasing decisions can have on the environment. Definitions and terminology are provided here.

What is Purchasing? - For the individual unfamiliar with purchasing as a business function, this section describes the purchasing exchange. Links include sample purchasing specifications, how to identify a green product?

Making the Green Purchasing Change - This section describes steps you can take to implement green purchasing in whole or in part at your organization. Specific recommendations are provided in the links to several different green purchasing resources.

Reasons for Change - This section identifies incentives and benefits inducing an organization to change to green purchasing. Some links are provided to case studies demonstrating benefits.

Where To Go for P2 Help - Readers will find lists of organizations, experts, and databases useful in finding more specific information.

Complete List of Links - Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.

Topic Hub™ Last Updated: 06/04/2007
This Topic Hub is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2RX)™
The Green Procurement Topic Hub was developed by:
Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center
Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center
Contact email:ryoder@unomaha.edu

Peaks to Prairies is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange™, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WRPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).