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GreenNY: State Purchasing and Operations

Approved Purchasing Specifications and GreenNY Educational Resources
GreenNY: State Purchasing and Operations

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.
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September 19-25, 2022
Get There Green!

Get There Green! (#GTG22) is a week to promote and celebrate more sustainable modes of transportation. This year it is taking place on September 19 through 25 during Climate Week NYC. During this week everyone is encouraged to join in a week of climate action by using a more sustainable mode of transportation for as many trips as they can.
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Tenth Annual Progress Report
GreenNY is Making a Difference
Greening the Economy

A record $300 million spent on green products and services in FY 20-21, a 40% increase over the previous year. The state's green purchasing program also won another national award.

Reducing Emissions

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

Reducing Waste

94% of all waste generated by State agencies was recycled or composted in FY 20-21, a new record.

How to Build Sustainability in Your Life
Lunchtime Learning

New Seminars Added!

New seminars added through April 2022: Being a Change Agent, Going Paperless in Your Life, Map Invasives Training, Sustainable Floor Coverings, Sustainability for Kids & Creating a Backyard Vegetable Garden.
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GreenNY Council

The GreenNY Council is charged with developing purchasing specifications. 



Past Meetings

Meeting archive of the GreenNY Council, from 2009 through the present. 


Past Meetings




The GreenNY Council sub-committees are Procurement, Training, Reporting, and Operations and Engagement.