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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.