Purchasing Focus Team

Cornell is using its purchasing power to help build a sustainable economy in areas such as recycled paper in the library printers to energy star products...

Cornell Store discourages plastic bags
Cornell Store discourages plastic bags

The Purchasing Focus Team is one of the 10 President's Sustainable Campus Committee Focus Teams.

Each purchasing decision represents an opportunity to choose environmentally and socially preferable products and services and support companies with strong commitments to sustainability.


  • Continue to work with R5 group and Dining groups to communicate contracts with sustainable suppliers.
  • Increase awareness of paper buying on campus through workshops offered at annual vendor show.
  • Expand the availability of e-invoices to suppliers w/ limited IT capabilities via web form.
  • Increase percentages of Ecologo & Green Seal usage specifically.

Purchasing Team
Tom Romantic, Procurement Services, twr2@cornell.edu

Jeanne Varney, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs School of Hotel Administration, jmv59@cornell.edu

Contact the Purchasing Focus Team: PSCC-PURCHASING-L@LIST.CORNELL.EDU.

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