Maryland Green Purchasing

​​Leadership and Recognition

​​The State of Maryland is increasingly recognized for its leadership in environmentally preferable purchasing. 

The GPC has showcased its program on several national platforms including:

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council: Climate Friendly Refrigerants: The Role of Procurement 
Presentation: Integrating the Guidance - Climate Friendly Refrigerants 
Presenter: Kshirajaa Ramesh, GPC Staff 
Access the webinar recording here.

Healthy Babies Bright Futures: Sustainable Procurement in the Time of COVID 
Presentation: Justifying Sustainability Through Cost Savings
Presenter: Kshirajaa Ramesh, GPC Staff 
Access the webinar recording here.

2020 SPLC Virtual Summit: Success Stories from Public Sector Sustainability Leaders
Presentation: Maryland’s Green Purchasing Committee 
Presenter: Emily Soontornsaratool, GPC Chair 

NASPO: 2019 Green Purchasing Technical Assistance Fund Yearly Report
Presentation: A Green Purchasing Action Plan for the State of Maryland 
Presenter: Emily Soontornsaratool, GPC Chair 
Access the webinar recording here.

In order to strengthen commitment on climate issues, the Department of General Services has pledged to: 

Increase Public-Sector Demand for Recycled Content Products as a Government Recycling Demand Champion. 
This campaign is hosted by the Northeast Recycling Council.

Avoid the Purchase and Use of Refrigerants with High Global Warming Potentials as part of the Climate Friendly Cooling Campaign.
This campaign is hosted by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council and the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development

Thanks to the GPC’s accomplishments, the State of Maryland has earned the following awards:


 

​2020 EPE​A​T Purchaser Award

for Excellence in the Sustainable Procureme​nt of IT Products​​

 

The State Electronics Challenge: Silver Level Recognition

for Outstanding Work in Electronics Stewardship

Calendar Year 2019