City Procurement of Goods & Services with Less Impact on Health & the Environment
November 14, 2018, 8:00 am – noon
525 Henrietta, Martinez, CA 94553
Introductions (Lynda Deschambault, Executive Director, 4CL)
Welcome (Mayor Rob Schroder, Martinez, CA )
Background and Big Picture: In the State of California, the Department of General Services (DGS) Procurement Division, serves as the lead agency for EPP. A review of Waste and Climate Legislation and policies that drive the need for local governments to buy green goods and services. And how to use Government Contracts to purchase green products at a discount!
– Daniel Garza, State of California Department of General Services.
How Cities Can Protect Communities from Toxic Chemicals with Purchasing Practices
– Judy Levin, Center for Environmental Health (CEH)
Bridging Guidance to Local Policy and Implementation with Model EPP Policies and Guidelines. Ecolabels such as Energy Star, EPEAT, WaterSense, SNAP, Smart Way, and using the Climate Friendly. Purchasing Toolkit.
– John Katz, USEPA Region 9
Increase your City’s Green Purchasing Power by going Deep Green
– Alexandra McGee, MCE
Local Government Perspectives and Case Studies
Working with Local Governments for Green Purchasing in Alameda County
– Sarah Church, Alameda County
Opportunity for general discussion and sharing EPP lessons learned, tips, challenges and best practices for cities to consider (Contra Costa County, Martinez, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Water District, etc.)
We invite you to attend a webinar:
Sustainable Purchasing Policies: A Tale of Two Cities.
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
11:00am – 12:30pm PST / 2:00pm – 3:30pm EST