GTA-CAC member jurisdictions are working collaboratively to develop and implement green procurement policies that involve the purchasing of products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose.
The Green Procurement COP provides a forum for government purchasing staff to: regularly share energy efficient procurement knowledge, research, and experience; build capacity for energy-efficient purchasing; pilot likely strategies; and, promote the most successful strategies within their organizations.
The main objective of the Green Procurement COP is to connect experts and practitioners and create a collaborative and cooperative learning environment. The peer-to-peer environment of the Green Procurement COP provides:
- An opportunity to share interests and experiences that will generate useful and practical advice;
- An opportunity for participants to seek information to solve immediate and longer term implementation problems;
- An opportunity to pool research needs;
- The ability to document procedures, activities and benefits of successful energy efficiency policy implementation; and
- The potential for joint purchasing over the long-term.
For more information on the Green Procurement COP contact Gabriella Kalapos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.338.1288.
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