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GreenNY: State Purchasing and Operations

The Council established to carry out EO22 mandates
GreenNY: State Purchasing and Operations
Eleventh Annual Progress Report
GreenNY is Making a Difference
Greening Procurement

In FY21-22, $286 million were spent on green products and services. The state's green purchasing program also won another national award.

Reducing Emissions

5.38 trillion BTUs of energy-saving projects are completed or underway as part of the New York Power Authorities BuildSmart 2025 program.


Affected Entities reported a 50% increase in amount of organic material composted, including food scraps.

Executive Order 22
Leading by Example:

Directing State Agencies to Adopt a Sustainability and Decarbonization Program

Governor Kathy Hochul signed a nation-leading Executive Order to accelerate efforts to make State operations more sustainable. As New York commemorates Climate Week, Executive Order 22 builds upon progress made by the GreenNY Council to continue streamlining the administration of the State's lead-by-example sustainability and climate directives and sets new goals for the environmental performance of State agencies. Governor Hochul also announced that State agencies and authorities, representing an estimated $50 billion in investments, have committed to achieve net zero in their investment portfolios by 2040. This bold action ensures New York State's financial resources are aligned with its clean energy and decarbonization obligations as enacted in the 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
OGS Electric Vehicle Charging
Information and tools to promote the adoption of effective green cleaning practices, leading to healthier indoor environments.
GreenNY Council
Governor Kathy Hochul signed the nation-leading Executive Order 22 to accelerate efforts to make State operations more sustainable. The Order formally established the GreenNY Council to carry out the Order's goals and directives. A few of the many directives and goals in the Order are to: create green purchasing specifications; write templates and guidance for Affected Entities to use on waste reduction, the electric vehicle fleet transition, and reducing embodied carbon in buildings; and establishing pathways to cut greenhouse gas emissions of Affected Entities.