Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Resource Links:
- Green Cleaning Products Policy
- Bottled Water Policy
- Connecticut EnergyStar Requirement Opens in a new window
- DEEP Recycling Information Opens in a new window
- CT Climate Change Opens in a new window
Federal Programs and Guidance
Federal ENERGY STAR® Programs Opens in a new window: A voluntary partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the private sector to promote the manufacture and use of energy efficient equipment (e.g., computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, exit signs etc.).
Federal Guidelines for Procurement of Recycled Products Opens in a new window: Outlines federal standards for 39 recycled products in eight categories: construction products, landscaping products, non-paper office products, paper and paper products, park and recreation products, transportation products, vehicular products, and miscellaneous products.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Opens in a new window: Access to U.S. EPA Environmentally Preferable Products program that encourages and assists federal agencies in the purchasing of environmentally preferred products and services.
Other State and Municipal Programs
California Buy Recycled Program Opens in a new window: Information and a vendor database; California also provides information on its waste prevention efforts.
Massachusetts Environmentally Preferable Products Program Opens in a new window: Provides information on currently contracted products, fact sheets, and legislation related to EPP.
Sustainable Marketplace: Greener Products and Services Opens in a new window: You can improve human health and the environment by buying greener products and services! This site will help you find the information you need to get started.
Green America Opens in a new window: This non-profit manages the National Green Pages, a comprehensive listing of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in America.
Green Seal Opens in a new window: A non-profit environmental product certification organization promoting the manufacture and sale of environmentally responsible consumer products. Their site includes a listing of certified products.
The U.S. Green Building Council Opens in a new window: A nonprofit consensus coalition promoting the understanding, development and accelerated implementation of "Green Building" policies, programs, technologies, standards and design practices.
Toxic-Free Future Opens in a new window: We are excited to announce that after 35 years, Washington Toxics Coalition is changing its name to Toxic-Free Future!