Green Purchasing

From resource extraction and production to distribution and disposal, the life cycle of an average product requires significant natural resources and energy, and contributes to climate change and pollution.

PSU's recently-adopted Sustainable Procurement & Life Cycle Consideration Policy is designed to support reductions in our campus footprint through responsible purchasing and reuse. 

What PSU is doing

  • Surplus Property Program redistributes reusable office and classroom furniture to PSU departments.

  • Contractual preference for Green Seal and/or Eco Logo certified cleaning products.

  • Students can return commencement gowns for reuse by future students.

  • Flowers for commencement are seasonal, and purchased from a local minority, women, emerging small business (MWESB) vendor.