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Sustainable Procurement

What is Sustainable Procurement?

Sustainable Procurement is a process whereby  organizations meet their needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a  way that achieves value for money on a whole life basis in terms of generating  benefits not only to the organization, but also to society and the economy,  while minimizing damage to the environment.

Why Sustainable Procurement at Coastal  Carolina University?

By placing an increasing emphasis on environmental  sustainability, Coastal Carolina University has made, and will continue to  make, several changes to its day-to-day operations. While the benefits of these  changes are primarily environmental, they also extend to reducing costs.  Efforts are being made in the areas of papers, cleaning products, toner  cartridges, lighting,  carpet,  appliances, and new construction, among others, in a step-by-step progress  towards moving Coastal Carolina University towards a sustainable campus.

Campus and Community Sustainability  Initiative

The Coastal Carolina University Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative  was established in 2005 to transform the University into an  environmentally sustainable university, to incorporate sustainability into the  curriculum, and to serve as a resource on sustainability to Horry and  Georgetown counties.

To learn more about the Sustainability Initiative,  visit http://www.coastal.edu/sustain/