Shop Smart!

Swap and Shop items with other departments

Shop Smart!

Sustainable procurement takes into account the impact your purchasing decisions can make. Some factors to consider:  Initial cost, quality, durability, maintenance costs, depreciation, disposal fees.

Here are some ways to reduce your impact as a college department

  1. Check before buying something!
    • Surplus Purchasing - EvCC's surplus items are available for sale at a lower prices.
    • Space Management - See what other departments may not need anymore, reuse!
    • EvCC Daily Digest Call Out - Employee's can ask for help or share announcements through the digest email. 
    • Swap and Shop - Annual event at Earth Week, campus supplies, furniture swapping. 
  2. Keep an inventory sheet with Min/Max quantities
    • Prevents over-buying, shortages
    • Allows for large, bulk orders to be placed, reducing the carbon footprint for the delivery of the products
  3. Select sustainable choices from Keeney’s External Site Link  and Office Depot External Site Link