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Campus Sustainability - 10 Year Plan


Procurement


Short-Term Goals


Goal P1

100% conversion of computer screens from CRTs to LCDs

Timeline

June 2007 to September 2010

Actions to be taken

  • Replace LCDs with efficient Plasma Screens

 

Goal P2

Convert College Paper Supply to 30% recycled content paper for copy and print

Timeline

2007 to 2009

Actions to be taken

  • Purchase 30% recyclable paper

 

Goal P3

Manage purchase orders by using EPS system online -  ONGOING

Timeline

2007 – 2017

Actions to be taken

  • College community utilizes e-procurement to manage purchase orders online and reduce the use of paper

 

Goal P4

Revamp printing methods to include possibly using 100% recyclable paper, limiting single sided printing and relocate some public printing stations

Timeline

2010-2012

Actions to be taken

  • Investigate the possibility of using 100% recyclable paper.  This goal may be inhibited by our physical location near an ocean with high humidity
  • Replace single printing machines with power efficient multi-function printers
  • Use recyclable HP toners and recycled papers
  • Centralize printing in the library to decrease the amount of equipment usage
  • Mandate double-sided printing
  • Encourage the use  of multi-function machines instead of separate printers and FAX machines

 

Goal P5

Enhance internal purchasing practices with environmentally preferred practices

Timeline

2010 -2012

Actions to be taken

  • Devise a pilot program to test green products
  • Set over-arching green procurement targets
  • Purchase items which have a take-back program to promote environmentally
  • Adopt policy of purchasing items certified by organizations such as EPEAT, Energy Star, etc.
  • Devise green purchasing policy for most frequently bought items
  • Only buy “Energy Star” computers, monitors and printers
  • Include environmental standards in IT procurement policies

Long Term Goal


Goal P6

Purchase green products – ONGOING

Timeline

2007 – 2017

Actions to be taken

  • Use green sealed products for cleaning

 


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