Green Purchasing

The City is committed to promoting environmental stewardship and reducing greenhouse gas emissions when buying goods, materials, services and capital improvements. The Green Purchasing Program is a cooperative effort among City departments. Staff from City departments strategize, promote and review outcomes, identifying market transformation opportunities, developing specifications and selection criteria, and educating vendors and end users. Seattle Public Utilities Waste Reduction Program provides environmental technical assistance.

The Green Purchasing Program supports several City policies and goals, and provides tools for City departments to be a model for local citizens, businesses and other governmental agencies.