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Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) is an important step toward making sustainability a reality on our campus.

EPP is a strategy that seeks to procure products and services with a reduced or minimal environmental impact as compared to other similar products/services that serve the same purpose.

EPP considerations include:

  • Reduction of energy consumption, toxicity, air and water pollution impact
  • Materials efficiency (such as packaging)
  • Minimizing disposal impact at the end of useful life
  • Buying Green

What To Look For

Environmentally preferable products are generally:

  • Less toxic
  • Minimally polluting
  • More energy efficient
  • With higher recycled content
  • With less packaging

Additional Resources