|Submission Date||June 17, 2013|
OP-T2-25: Local Businesses
Associate Professor / Chair Committee on Sustainability 2012-2013
Does the institution give preference to local products and businesses in its purchasing decisions? Local food purchases, which are covered in OP Credit 6: Food Purchasing, are not included in this credit.:
A brief description of the program:
Although there is no official policy, this is something the university has explored. When we purchased new outdoor recycling bins in 2011, for example, we had them produced by a local builder rather than ordering from a website and having them shipped.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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