Best Practice Actions [See action tools, guidance, city reports]
Step 3 recognition minimum for category A, B and C cities
All Category A, B and C cities are recognized upon completion of action 1.
Category A and B cities also complete at least one additional action for recognition.
Sustainable purchasing, also known as environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP), shifts city purchasing to procurement of goods and services that have a reduced effect on the natural environment and human health when compared to competing products and services that serve the same purpose. While life-cycle assessments offer the best metric for determining what is the most sustainable, product and service attributes are commonly used as a proxy, and include:
connection to state Policy