The Environmental Purchasing Policy for city employees opens with the following statement:
The City shall make every effort to purchase and use materials, products and services that are economically responsible, that support the City’s economic, environmental and social goals and that reduce resource consumption and waste within federal, state, and local laws.
City Departments should use, where practicable, products and services that perform and have the least damaging and the most beneficial environmental impact, including new environmentally
preferred products, reusable, recyclable and recycled content products.
Highlights of green purchasing are the 50% alternative energy electric contract, 30% post consumer recycled paper, earth friendly cleaning supplies, biodegradable paper goods, and refilled toner cartridges. The vehicle purchases fall under the Clean Fleet Policy.