The Maryland Green Purchasing Committee is an interagency committee created by the Green Maryland Act of 2010 and tasked with providing the State with education and training promoting environmentally preferable purchasing. The Committee develops and implements statewide green purchasing policies, guidelines, programs, best practices, and regulations which will provide benefits to the health and well‐being of Maryland citizens and environment.
The Committee initially focused on the creation of guidelines for state purchasers that would advance the conservation of natural resources and energy in state agency operations. Specifications for the procurement of certain environmentally friendly goods and services have since been created in order to outline such requirements. Additionally, the Committee has delivered training and organized educational events to further promote Maryland’s leadership in environmentally preferable purchasing.
The Committee meets regularly and meetings are open to non-members.
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The Legislative Review/Policy Sub-Committee is responsible for identifying and reviewing legislation that may impact the work of the Green Purchasing Committee, as well as considering and implementing policy related to the Green Maryland Act. The sub-committee will also suggest what comment or action the Committee should consider as it relates to specific legislation.
Ellen Robertson, DGS
301 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201