- If the city adopts an SPP, what elements should be included?
- What types of vendor criteria should it include as it implements an SPP?
- How should the city implement sustainable purchasing for office supplies?
- How should the city implement sustainable purchasing for custodial products?
Led by Nicole Darnall, associate dean and professor of public policy and management in Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, students in SOS/PAF 545: Organizations, Sustainability and Public Policy have partnered with the City of Tempe to assist the city as it considers implementing a sustainable purchasing policy (SPP) to help it achieve its ambitious Climate Action Goals. As part of the partnership, students from the class have spent the fall semester conducting research and working with the city’s procurement department staff and vendors to address four questions that would help the city think through its options as it considers how it might adopt an SPP: