Green Purchasing Training

The Office of Sustainability arranged and hosted two green purchasing trainings during 2012-13. The two-day course, taught by UO faculty, helped UO staff consider products’:

• triple bottom line (people, planet, profit),
• third-party sustainability certifications,
• life-cycle, and
• greenhouse gas emissions impacts.

Staff were encouraged to bring real data from their offices to share with the class and inform product choices. The trainings were funded by a grant from the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. The program has trained more than 30 staff from 27 units across campus. The course will be offered again in the future.