• National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology website is easy to search and has a “greening projects” section, with subsections called “Management Systems” and “Purchasing”; click on these subsections to read about model schools and get contact information: www.nwf.org/campusEcology/dspGreening.cfm
• EPA's Sector Strategies Program seeks industry-wide environmental gains through innovative actions taken with a number of manufacturing and service sectors. The Sector Strategies point-of-contact is working with College and University Sector Partners to develop sector-specific approaches to assist in advancing the use of environmental management systems, reduce regulatory performance barriers, and measure environmental progress.
• ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program created by the EPA and DOE that helps businesses and individuals protect the environment through energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR offers tips for various types of buildings to improve their energy efficiency, Products that are ENERGY STAR qualified, and information on purchasing them.
The SmartLiving catalog enables CL&P and UI customers to shop online for ENERGY STAR products, including energy efficient light bulbs, lighting fixtures and ceiling fans.
• Green Seal is an independent, non-profit organization that strives to achieve a healthier and cleaner environment by identifying and promoting products and services that cause less toxic pollution and waste, conserve resources and habitats, and minimize global warming and ozone depletion. This site provides information on Green Seal and its certification standards, tips for conserving energy, and information on purchasing Green Seal Recommended and Certified products.
• The Office of the Federal Environmental Executive has a Green Purchasing Program. This site contains information about green purchasing, links to other federal green purchasing programs, and links to sites that sell green products such as recycled paper.
• The Environmental Yellow Pages provide information on the very latest education, reference, health, environmental products and professional services in the environmental industry today. The EYP is a major source of information for consumers and industry alike, because it not only maintains its network but also provides the latest information for consumers and professionals worldwide.
• The CT DEP’s CT Recycles website has a subsection that provides information on buying recycled products HERE.
• More information about purchasing Natural Gas Vehicles and Biodiesel is available on the Transportation page; purchasing renewable energy on the Energy Purchasing page; purchasing Soy Ink on the Hazardous Materials page.