The President’s Sustainable Campus Committee Purchasing Focus Team supports collaboration between academic communities, faculty, staff, students and the community.

Cornell University realizes the important connection between our purchases and our support of a sustainable economy. For this reason Cornell uses purchasing power to strengthen sustainable economies and utilize sustainable products on campus whenever possible. These products include recycled paper in our offices, green cleaning products for our 170 academic and residential buildings, Energy Star© appliances for our dormitory laundry facilities, Dell and Apple EPEAT certified computers for our offices, as well as our investment in sustainable computing and technology centers.

In addition to our product purchasing, we prioritize doing business with companies that have stated commitments to sustainability in terms of their respect for the environment as well as their treatment of their workers.

Cornell is committed to identifying new types of goods and services that will enhance our support of a fully sustainable campus.

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