UNCG Campus Weekly

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Office Depot recognizes UNCG for sustainability

UNCG has a strong commitment to sustainable purchasing practices. In November, Office Depot recognized UNCG as one of only twenty-two organizations from across the country for the highest commitment to sustainability through purchasing decisions.

The awards were based on “high green spending percentage,” or the number of products purchased that are determined to be eco-conscious. Examples of eco-conscious products are those made of recycled content and plant-based materials, and those that are energy efficient, carbon-balanced, non-toxic and carry meaningful ecolabels. Michael Logan, director of Purchasing and Contracts, explained, “In the eMarketplace Office Depot Catalog, we have many eco-conscious products under contract. Green products are labeled and campus shoppers can search products based on several sustainable keywords.”

Award winners were evaluated as compared to other organizations in their specific sector.

“This award exemplifies the campus working together to ensure we are a leader in the higher education industry when it comes to sustainable practices,” Logan said.