Purchasing

Sustainable Office Shopping in the UM System

UMKC in collaboration with the Sustainability Leadership from all four campuses and UM Purchasing have put together a brochure to help individuals use the tool Show-Me Shop to make green purchases.  The Sustainable Office Shopping in the UM System brochure highlights best practices, identifying logos that make sustainable purchasing easier, and some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

In addition UMKC is working with the following in vendor relations to:

  • Engage vendors in take back recycling programs for major purchases.
  • Identifying and using green cleaners by custodial staff
  • Purchasing recycled content paper-100% post-consumer.
  • Use of environmentally-friendly ice melt.
  • Purchase of compostable products in partnership with Sodexo in UMKC
  • AASHE UMKC Sustainability Partner