April 20, 2010 at 4:56 pm #98268
I am starting to research some good vendors that speciaize in green products, specifically office supplies. Are there any vendors that some of you may use that you would recommend?
April 20, 2010 at 5:15 pm #98280
Definitely should get Mr. Joe Higgs (@jphiggs) and Mr. Steve Mandzik (@robotchampion) in this discussion. Both deal with Green IT at Navstar.
I'll let them know.
April 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm #98278
Thanks Andrea, for getting me involved in this 😉 I'm always glad to help.
April 20, 2010 at 5:42 pm #98276
If I were in your shoes I would start by reading this short article: http://ecopreneurist.com/2009/07/02/10-great-cheap-green-office-supplies/ and the related articles posted within it in order to get the most green for your green. The article has links directly to several green product suppliers for your convenience as well.
Many national office supply stores now offer eco-friendly products so you may not even have to change who you're currently purchasing supplies from. If you do not use one of the national supply store-front based businesses, you could call your bulk/direct supplier to ask them to offer green products which will help push the movement forward by bringing to their attention that it is in growing demand.
If you need further information or guidance, feel free to contact me. I'd love to help!
April 21, 2010 at 3:30 am #98274
I'd recommend GSA -- they have great environmental products and services contracts.
The Recycled Products Cooperative is a great nonprofit green office supply store started under an EPA grant.
EPA provides additional guidance and links to green contract language, specifications, and suppliers at:
Thanks for your interest in buying green & Happy Earth Day!
April 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm #98272
April 22, 2010 at 7:34 pm #98270
Ralph - good on u for doing this. But I am surprised that its not already being done. This has been an executive order and in some cases a congressional act since 2006. You may need to go through GSA or reach out to someone at your agency working this issue.
If you have more questions, shoot me an email: [email protected]
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