April 22, 2014, marked the 44th anniversary of Earth Day. This annual occasion provides the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) an opportunity to reaffirm and strengthen its commitment to safeguard the environment. Green purchasing is a significant part of VA’s environmental commitment; it reduces the environmental and energy impacts of purchasing and contributes to the well-being of Veterans, their families, our employees, and other stakeholders.
In celebration of Earth Day 2014, the Office of Procurement Policy, Systems and Oversight launched Green Purchasing News (GPN), an electronic newsletter dedicated to increasing awareness of, and sharing information on how, to “buy green” across VA. Download the inaugural edition. Future issues of GPN, which will be published on a quarterly basis, will also be posted to this page.
For tips on how to make Every Day Earth Day at work, at home, and in your community, visit the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Earth Day Web portal.
Download the Summer 2014 edition, Volume 1/Issue 2
Download the inaugural edition, Spring 2014, Volume 1/Issue 1, and the “Green Purchasing News Web Resources” for a quick reference listing of the resources and tools highlighted in this first issue of GPN.
To contribute articles and other materials on green purchasing, download the Green Purchasing News Article Submission Guidelines.