Beginning April 3, 2017, MassDEP will accept applications for its annual Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP), offering grants to cities, towns, and regional entities for a variety of waste reduction and recycling activities, as well as qualified Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) purchases. In 2016, SMRP …Continue Reading Municipal Grants Offered through MassDEP Sustainable Materials Recovery Program
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 …Continue Reading EPP Program Director Recipient of Leading by Example Award
America Recycles Day* is a national initiative to promote environmentally sustainable practices and purchasing. Similar to the goals outlined in the Commonwealth’s Environmentally Preferable Products Procurement Program, the day prompts consumers to learn about and take advantage of recycling opportunities and to reduce waste by …Continue Reading Get Ready for America Recycles Day – Tuesday, November 15!
If your organization is looking for greener furniture choices, you’ll be interested in a new resource to identify and evaluate Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) selections on Statewide Contract OFF38 for Office, School, and Library Furniture, Accessories & Services. Over the last several months, the EPP …Continue Reading Find Environmentally Preferable Furniture on Statewide Contract OFF38
The Operational Services Division’s (OSD) efforts to broaden and promote the availability of environmentally preferable purchasing options in Massachusetts Statewide Contracts (SWC) recently were recognized by two sustainable purchasing leadership organizations: the Green Electronic Council (GEC) and the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC). EPEAT …Continue Reading Operational Services Division Acknowledged for Fostering Sustainable Purchasing Choices
by Julia Wolfe, Director of Environmental Purchasing at the Operational Services Division* Although the weather to date has not been an indicator (shhh!), the winter season is on our doorstep. As always, preparedness is key to ensuring a safe and comfortable season and Statewide …Continue Reading Preparing for Winter with Environmentally Preferable Products on Statewide Contract
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