Sustainable Technology & Procurement

Progress Indicators

Percent of electronics purchased that are EPEAT registered and/or third party certified under a sustainability standard.
Percent of cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified under a sustainability standard.
Percent of office paper purchased with post-consumer recycled, agricultural residue, and/or FSC certified content.

Collaborating across campus for responsible purchasing

Sustainable Purchasing Policy

IU has established a sustainable procurement policy with respect to paper and products as well as all energy comsuming devices and appliances.

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Look for these Labels

The Office of Procurement Services recommends buying sustainable products with the labels and certifications inlcuded in the link below.


Purchase from IU Surplus

Before purchasing a new item, visit IU Surplus for deep savings! IU Surplus carries desks, chairs, fixtures, office supplies, and much more. 

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Recycled paper takes a circular journey, rather than a linear flow from logging to landfill. Reprocessing used paper curtails extraction of virgin feedstock and lowers emissions.

- Paul Hawken, Drawdown

Sustain IU

Office of Sustainability
704 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone: 812.855.9195