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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 moving Coastal Carolina University toward 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.

Learn more about CCU's Sustainability Initiative »