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Environmental Purchasing Policy

The City of Minneapolis Environmental Purchasing Policy is a guide for all departments and staff for making procurement decisions based on the Minneapolis Sustainability Initiative. The City of Minneapolis can use its purchasing power to create a greater demand and awareness of high quality, environmentally friendly products at a reasonable price; and create help stimulate the green economy.  Environmental considerations should be a part of normal purchasing decisions, consistent with standard practices such as safety, price, performance and availability.

Environmental Purchasing Policy Resolution (pdf)

Environmental Purchasing Policy (pdf)

Anatomy of a Green Meeting

Minimize environmental impact at your next City held meeting or event by following these best practices:

Print less: when considering handouts for a meeting, consider if they are needed. Here’s a few suggested alternatives:

Name badges: use reusable name badges that hold recyclable inserts that are secured with a pin or on a lanyards. Be sure to collect the badges at the end of the event to reuse.

Car pool: Consider carpooling to offsite meetings to reduce the City’s environmental footprint.

Providing food: if providing food, be sure to follow the City’s Green to Go Environmentally Acceptable Packaging Ordinance for all meetings.

Contact Solid Waste and Recycling Division with questions about holding green meetings.

Last updated Jul 5, 2018

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