Ecology Center and Safer States’ Sustainable Purchasing Quick Guides are a series of fact sheets highlighting sustainable purchasing options for high volume, high impact products. They are designed to help cities, counties, and states create safer communities through the purchase of more environmentally and socially conscious products.
Additional Sustainable Purchasing Resources
This modular powerpoint presentation was created to help sustainability and purchasing staff make the case for sustainable purchasing to decision-makers (such as mayors, councils, and administrators). The presentation provides critical information about sustainable purchasing and allows users to pick and choose which arguments are most salient for their audience or most relevant to their program.
This model sustainable purchasing policy was adopted by the City of Lansing in 2023 and is available for other municipalities to use, or it can be tailored to fit specific needs.
This fact sheet details how sustainable purchasing can be cost-neutral or cost-saving while providing equal or better performance.
This guide provides a collection of model criteria, specifications, and other resources that can assist in the development or implementation of a sustainable purchasing program.
This resource presents a collection of third-party certifications and eco-labels that can guide sustainable purchasing and avoid greenwashing.
This fact sheet details third-party certifications and purchasing criteria, specifications, guidance, and policies that restrict the use of PFAS.