|Submission Date||March 1, 2013|
University of Northern Iowa
OP-T2-25: Local Businesses
University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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:
The Iowa Board of regents has set a goal for buying local, with the thought that purchasing locally grown and produced products to minimizes the environmental costs of shipping. This is also encompassed in the Iowa Targeted Small Business Program.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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