1.1 Develop “Sustainable Purchasing Guidelines” within Procurement processes, inclusive of lifecycle accountability, vendor information, embodied energy and emissions, and social equity practices.
1.2 Acknowledge the importance of purchases from local and regional business..
2.1 Increase the use of recycled and reclaimed products.
3.1 Increase percentage of purchases from local and regional businesses by 10% by fiscal year 2018.
3.2 Increase sustainable textbook options by 10% by fiscal year 2018.
3.3 Develop key criteria to evaluate suppliers when we consider the introduction of new products and the replenishing of existing ones by fiscal year 2018.
3.4 Continue to improve the visibility of the bookstore’s sustainable offerings.
4.1 Encourage faculty to request and use materials purchased in e-form rather than paper.
4.2 Encourage faculty to use resource sharing opportunities like document delivery and Inter-Library Loan (ILL), rather than ordering materials.
4.3 Encourage publishers to use more sustainable materials in their publications.
5.1 Consolidate the coordination of university vehicle purchases and life cycle management.
5.2 Develop a vehicle procurement guide as part of the greater university e-procurement process.