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Julia Wolfe, Director of Environmental Purchasing, accepts her Leading By Example award with Kathy Reilly, Acting Assistant Secretary for Operational Services.

Julia Wolfe, Director of Environmental Purchasing, accepts her Leading By Example award with Kathy Reilly, Acting Assistant Secretary for Operational Services.

As Director of the Commonwealth’s Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) Procurement Program at OSD, Julia Wolfe is relentless in her efforts to broaden and promote the availability of sustainable purchasing options on Statewide Contracts. By virtue of Wolfe’s hard work and determination, the Commonwealth has received several awards for incorporating greener choices in the state’s procurement process and demonstrating the business value achieved through the implementation of the EPP Program. On December 8, 2016, it was Wolfe’s turn to be recognized during the 10th annual Leading by Example (LBE) award ceremony at the State House where she was bestowed an individual achievement award recognizing her contributions in helping the Commonwealth reduce its carbon footprint.

“Julia applies her knowledge and expertise across dozens of Statewide Contracts to ensure as many products as possible meet a dizzying array of environmental and health requirements,” remarked Eric Friedman, Director of the Leading by Example Program at the Department of Energy Resources. “The strides the Commonwealth has made concerning EPP product availability and efficacy has had a huge impact on public buyer purchasing decisions leading to significant environmental benefits across the state and beyond.”

The Leading by Example Program, established by Executive Order 484, works with public partners across Massachusetts state government to provide leadership, technical assistance, guidance, and grant funding to ensure successful implementation of a comprehensive set of energy and environmental initiatives. LBE Program awards recognize undertakings of state agencies, public higher education institutions, municipalities, and individuals that lead to significant and measurable environmental and energy benefits. Link to the LBE flyer highlighting all this year’s awardees. For additional details, link to Press Release: Baker-Polito Administration Announces 10th Annual Leading by Example Awards.

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