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MassDEP Walks the Walk with a Greener Fleet Posted on Jul 22

MassDEP Walks the Walk with a Greener Fleet

In fall 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), the state agency that ensures clean air, land, and water, was preparing its fleet renewal orders when the absence of full battery electric vehicles (BEVs)  was noticed at the most senior level. Commissioner Martin Suuberg   …Continue Reading MassDEP Walks the Walk with a Greener Fleet

MassDOT’s Initiative to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Noise and Reap Long-term Savings Posted on May 3

MassDOT’s Initiative to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Noise and Reap Long-term Savings

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of airport operations, but clearing and maintaining vegetation in and around airport property is essential to prevent them from becoming obstructions or hazards to airport operations. This spring, 10 public-use airports around Massachusetts,   …Continue Reading MassDOT’s Initiative to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Noise and Reap Long-term Savings

New Environmentally Preferable Products and Services Guide — Just in Time for Earth Week! Posted on Apr 26

New Environmentally Preferable Products and Services Guide — Just in Time for Earth Week!

Whether your organization is incentivized through policy to choose environmentally preferable options or, ideally, you embrace these options because they make economic sense and have a reduced effect on human health and the environment, you’ll be pleased to know that learning more about these choices   …Continue Reading New Environmentally Preferable Products and Services Guide — Just in Time for Earth Week!

Financial Incentives Embrace Clean Energy Vehicles, Infrastructure Posted on Mar 1

Financial Incentives Embrace Clean Energy Vehicles, Infrastructure

There are several incentive programs designed to advance the use of clean energy vehicles and expand related infrastructure through grants and rebates. These incentives, available to a wide audience, are allocated on a first come, first served basis and deadlines may apply. Settlement-Funded Grant &   …Continue Reading Financial Incentives Embrace Clean Energy Vehicles, Infrastructure

Maximize Recycling, Minimize Costs with State-backed Resources Posted on Aug 10

Maximize Recycling, Minimize Costs with State-backed Resources

When you engage an FAC86 Statewide Contract Vendor to handle your organization’s solid waste disposal needs, you’ve taken a strategic first step toward ensuring best value for your organization, knowing that the contract was negotiated using the Commonwealth’s significant buying power and contracting expertise. But   …Continue Reading Maximize Recycling, Minimize Costs with State-backed Resources

OSD Staff Lead by Example Posted on Dec 19

OSD Staff Lead by Example

On November 30, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognized three OSD staff members for their outstanding energy and environmental efforts at the 2017 Leading by Example (LBE) awards ceremony. Alex Giannantonio (Director of Fleet Policy and Administration), Cheryl Cushman (Deputy Fleet Administrator), and Karen Rasnick (Lease   …Continue Reading OSD Staff Lead by Example

Get Ready for America Recycles Day! Posted on Nov 1

Get Ready for America Recycles Day!

Wednesday, November 15 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   …Continue Reading Get Ready for America Recycles Day!

Financial Incentives for State Entities through Clean Energy Grants Posted on Jun 21

Financial Incentives for State Entities through Clean Energy Grants

The Leading by Example (LBE) Program at the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) works collaboratively across state government and public higher education to meet aggressive clean energy targets for the Commonwealth. In support of their program, DOER has announced three state grants for clean energy and alternative transportation. State Entities Vehicle Fleet Efficiency Grant   …Continue Reading Financial Incentives for State Entities through Clean Energy Grants

Award Bestowed for Supporting Environmentally-Friendly Furniture Choices Posted on May 30

Award Bestowed for Supporting Environmentally-Friendly Furniture Choices

During their annual meeting on May 9 in Denver, Colorado, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) met to recognize individuals and organizations whose initiatives have advanced the mission of the SPLC organization – to advocate for environmental, social, and economic improvements through sustainable purchasing. OSD is   …Continue Reading Award Bestowed for Supporting Environmentally-Friendly Furniture Choices

Manage Your Organization’s Waste Stream in a More Sustainable Manner Posted on Apr 14

Earth Day is April 22! With recycling possibilities on Statewide Contract, you may recycle a vast array of items and find the tools and products to develop a recycling program in your facility, including on-site visits by awarded contract vendors who will assess your organization’s   …Continue Reading Manage Your Organization’s Waste Stream in a More Sustainable Manner