California takes the lead on new green procurement standards

Source: Jon Ortiz, Sacramento Bee, State Worker blog, July 24, 2013

The state of California is getting in on a pioneering effort to establish sustainable green standards for procurement practices.

The State of California Department of General Services and the City of San Francisco have joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office Depot, FedEx, the National Association of Procurement Officers, various universities and market advisers as founding members of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council.

The council was created to do for procurement what the LEED U.S. Green Building Council council has does for architecture–create a set of green standards and leverage sustainable knowledge across sectors, whether, private, government, or academic–for the purchase of green goods.
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