Sustainable Purchasing Procurement Services' Sustainability Goals Develop mechanisms for increasing awareness and utilization of sustainable products by asking vendors to make green alternatives easily identifiable and accessible. Market products or programs offered by preferred suppliers that support sustainable goals. Partner with vendors with refurbishing solutions to repurpose existing furniture, fixtures and equipment in storage across all campuses. What is Green/Sustainable Purchasing? Typically the purchase of products and services that: Use renewable energy sources and recycled materials Use non-toxic materials Protect and restore the earth's natural resources Are efficient and equitable Encourages evaluation of multiple environmental impacts of every product throughout its life cycle: Raw materials acquisition Production and manufacturing Packaging and distribution Use and operation Maintenance Disposal (recycling and remanufacturing) Recycled content products Environmentally preferable products Bio-based products Energy and water-efficient products Alternative-fuel vehicles and alternative fuels Non-ozone depleting substances Products whose use in a system affords a specific performance requirement Operational and maintenance practices For more information about Drexel University's commitment to environmental sustainability, please visit the Drexel Green website.