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GreenNY: State Purchasing and Operations

EO 4 Approved Purchasing Specifications and GreenNY Educational Resources
GreenNY: State Purchasing and Operations
What's New
Lunchtime Learning
August 11
Greener Garment Cleaning Webinar
Green Home Tips
Bring Sustainable Living Into Your Home
Go green! Learn how to reduce waste and hazardous chemical use in your home. Access all of our Tip Sheets in one place.
GreenNY Spotlight
Lunchtime Learning Webinars
Mark your calendars for a series of Lunchtime Learning webinars on how to build sustainability into your life. Topics include composting, greener gifting, plastics avoidance, and more! Registration required.
Annual Report
GreenNY is Making a Difference
Cutting Costs

Paper use decreased 53% since FY 08-09, saving the state $29.2 million in the first seven years of Governor Cuomo’s administration, $55.4 million since reporting began, and $8 million per year going forward.

Reducing Waste

Executive agencies have virtually eliminated the purchase of bottled water, and 80% of authorities have done so, restricting bottled water use to special circumstances, such as for soldiers in the field.

Greening the Economy

New York spent $106.8 million on green products and services in 2017-18, helping to drive the market toward green products. The State’s green purchasing program won national awards in both 2017 and 2018.

Interagency Committee on Sustainability and Green Procurement

The GreenNY Interagency Committee is charged with developing EO 4 specifications. 



Past Meetings

Meeting archive of all past EO 4 Interagency Committee meetings, from 2009 through the present. 


Past Meetings




The EO 4 sub-committees are Procurement, Training, Reporting, and Operations and Engagement.