1. Specifics

    Date and time:  Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time)

    Presented by: 

    Jenna Larkin & Holly Elwood

    Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on registering and attending the live event)


    For 25 years, EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program has been at the forefront of identifying environmental and human health performance strategies for key sectors, helping transform the market through the power of federal purchasing. After years of stakeholder engagement and a much-anticipated pilot effort, the EPP Program released Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels in December 2016 in order to help federal purchasers meet sustainable purchasing goals. A sustainability “game changer,” the Recommendations leverage and increase market confidence in private sector initiatives that have demonstrated a positive, measurable, and meaningful change in the environmental performance of products and services—from electronics to building materials, to janitorial products, and more. Learn how the Recommendations can help you meet your sustainable purchasing goals.


     After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
    1.  Understand the objectives of the EPA's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) program.
    2.  Understand the purpose of the Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    3.  Understand how and where they are already being used to help Federal purchasers buy environmentally           preferable products
    4.  Understand some of the cost savings that can result from using the recommendations 

    Presenter Bios

    Jenna comes from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics at headquarters in Washington, D.C. As an Environmental Protection Specialist, she is a member of the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) program where she plays a key role in the development of product sustainability standards and the management of EPA’s Recommendations of Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels. Previously, Jenna comes from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) where she received dual master’s degrees in Environmental Science and Public Affairs.
    Holly is a Senior Advisor for the EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program. She has extensive experience with sustainable procurement and assisting federal agencies in factoring the environment into purchasing decisions.Her work includes coordinating EPA technical input into several electronic product sustainability standard development efforts, and helping shape and maintain EPA’s Recommendations of Standards and Ecolabels for Federal Procurement. She is currently a Co-Chair of the Federal Electronics Stewardship Working Group, and a member of the Joint Committee of the NSF 426 Sustainable Servers Standard. This year Holly received an Individual Leadership Award from the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council for her “...vision, leadership, and dedicated effort to the advancement of the sustainable purchasing movement”.She was awardedan EPA Gold Award for her involvement in the formation and implementation of the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship, issued by the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality.She was selected as a Fed 100, awarded to government and industry leaders who have “played pivotal roles in the federal government IT community—individuals who have gone above and beyond their daily responsibilities and have made a difference in the way technology has transformed their agency or accelerated their agency’s mission”.

    Attendance for Individuals

    In order to receive one contact hour, each member needs to register for the webinar individually in advance and then watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login and your registration.

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    Please contact distancelearning@nigp.org if you do not receive your login information by 12 pm on the day of the webinar.

Online Registration Closed – Please contact customercare@nigp.org for possible openings if you are interested in attending this class. For future event, please check later for pricing.

  • Registration Information

    Registration Deadline: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST - Registrations cannot be accepted the day of the Webinar.


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