ASU News interview with SPRI's Nicole Darnall

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Nicole Darnall

ASU News interview with SPRI's Nicole Darnall

ASU News interviewed SPRI co-founder, Nicole Darnall, about her upcoming appointment with the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) inaugural Acquisition Policy Federal Advisory Committee.  Darnall also discusses why sustainable purchasing is

New SPRI article published in Journal of Cleaner Production: A framework for understanding sustainable public purchasing

As governments worldwide have begun embracing Sustainable Public Purchasing (SPP), researchers note that we lack a broader conceptual framework that articulates the motivations for public organizations to adopt SPP.

U.S. GSA holds first Acquisition Policy Federal Advisory Committee including SPRI co-founder as one of 28 members

Nicole Darnall, SPRI's director and co-founder, is one of 28 members selected for GSA inaugural Acquisition Policy Federal Advisory Committee. In this AZ Central article, Joan Meiners interviewed Darnall following the committee's first meeting.

Nicole Darnall

SPRI's co-founder interviewed by AZ Central for nation's first sustainable purchasing committee

Joan Meiners from Arizona Republic interviewed SPRI co-founder Nicole Darnall about her appointment with the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) inaugural Acquisition Policy Federal Advisory Committee.

SPRI researchers win NSF award to study the future or work in sustainable public procurement

As the public sector constitutes the single largest marketplace across the globe, accounting for 24% of U.S. GDP, it imparts significant sustainability consequences, affecting environmental, social, and economic outcomes.

Local government presentations by SPRI

In March 2022, SPRI faculty presented at the Utah Sustainable Purchasing Summit hosted by Utah Resource Stewardship. The State of Utah is seeking to amplify its focus on sustainable purchasing and invited SPRI to discuss different approaches to its ~100 summit attendees.

Public Management Research Conference paper presentation

In May 2022, then PhD student Yifan Chen presented a paper at the Public Management Research Conference in Phoenix, AZ entitled "Is technology making local governments greener and more efficient? An

Government purchasing: sustainability’s best kept secret?

Archimedes once observed that with a long enough lever he could move the world. In the case of moving the world to a more sustainable place, government purchasing could be

Do multiple sustainability objectives affect the speed of local procurement processes?

Published orginally in ICMA. Researchers at Arizona State University share results on public procurement efficiency. By By Yifan Chen, Nicole Darnall, Justin Stritch, and Stuart Bretschneider of Arizona State University

Project Cities–Glendale: first round of summary reports released

In the Fall 2018 semester, ASU Project Cities convened 47 Arizona State University students across five classes to collaborate with the City of Glendale on three unique community development projects.

Cities can make greener purchases with help of new initiative

Aimed at making it easier for cities to “buy green," ASU's new Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative created eight real-world recommendations that can be used by city officials considering environmentally-friendly products – from light bulbs to carpeting.