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Policy Links

Policy Handbook, Green Procurement, Part I, Chapter 22
ACT 101 1988
Municipal Waste Planning Recycling and Waste Reduction Act
Executive Order 1998-1
Governor’s Green Government Council
Management Directive 205.22
Recycling, Waste Reduction and Procurement of Environmentally Preferable Products
Management Directive 720.5
Energy Efficiency
Governor's Green Government Council
DGS Recycling
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)  
DEP Website Homepage

DEP Recycling
Department of General Services (DGS) Commonwealth Agency Waste Paper Recycling Guide
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources(DCNR)


Calculate Green Savings

The green and environmental management portal of NCS International. NCS International has a solid track record in verifying management systems for the energy sector and wider business community – including greenhouse gas verification.
Philadelphia Eagles Go Green
This site is designed to let our fans know how the Eagles organization is making an effort to reduce its environmental footprint and what you can do to help.
Responsible Purchasing Network (requires free registration on RPN website)
Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) is an international network of buyers dedicated to socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing.


Green Information

Green Procurement Guidance Documents
This guidance document is designed to provide Commodity Specialists and Purchasing Agents with background information on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Green Procurement Program.  It includes reference materials and step by step instructions on how to complete the Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) Analysis Form for inclusion in every Commodity Plan
Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Green Procurement Terminology
Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC)
The PEC protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy.
Green Biz
Green Biz is the leading online news and information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success. It offers more than 8,000 resources, including daily news and feature stories, reports, checklists, case studies, and links to organizations, technical assistance programs, government agencies, and recognition programs. Its free e-newsletter, GreenBuzz, reaches more than 20,000 professionals every week.
Sins of Greenwashing
TerraChoice Environmental Marketing Inc. reveals common claims which could mislead consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service.
EnviroLink is a non-profit organization. EnviroLink is dedicated to providing comprehensive, up-to-date environmental information and news.


Live Green

Green Guide
Dubbed the “green living source for today’s conscious consumer”, the Green Guide makes living in an environmentally-aware way personal, practical and positive.
BuyGreen - Green Living Tips 
BuyGreen’s mission is to become your most trusted source for green products, offering the widest variety of quality products, the best information for consumers, and the most enjoyable shopping experience.
Go Green Virginia (GoGreenVa) 
The Virginia Municipal League's GoGreenVa recognizes that communities need to take innovative steps to reduce energy usage and promote sustainability.
The Daily Green
Born on Earth Day 2007, The Daily Green has grown into one of the most trusted sources on the Web for news and information about going green. 


Buy Green

BuyGreen’s mission is to become your most trusted source for green products, offering the widest variety of quality products, the best information for consumers, and the most enjoyable shopping experience.
New American Dream
The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice.


Energize Green

Home Energy Saver
The Home Energy Saver is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to make the savings happen.


Travel Green

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection. This official website for ACEEE Green Book is a unique consumer resource providing Green Scores rating the environmental friendliness of every vehicle on market.


Keep it Green (Recycle)

Rethink Recycling
The Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (SWMCB) launched its first education outreach campaign in 2003 to help citizens living in the six-county Twin Cities metro area (the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington) understand the urgent need to make environmentally responsible purchasing and disposal decisions in their daily lives.