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GreenStep City Best Practices Environmental Management

Sustainable Purchasing
no. 15

Adopt environmentally preferable purchasing policies and practices to improve health and environmental outcomes.
  Best Practice Action 6      [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ]       [all actions]

Require printing services to be purchased from companies certified by Minnesota Great Printers or by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership.

 
The city uses certified printing services.
Achieve 1 Star AND encourage, through an outreach campaign, businesses to use certified printing services.
Achieve 1 Star AND help local printers become certified. List these printers on the city web site.

Hastings

Date action report first entered:   04/27/2016
Date of last report update:   04/27/2016

Implementation details:
Most of our printing is done by Graphic Design here in Hastings who is a MN certified Great Printer.

For more information contact:
Lee Stoffel (City staff)   |   lstoffel@hastingsmn.gov   |   651-480-2344

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Hopkins

Date action report first entered:   09/13/2012

Implementation details:
The city of Hopkins currently purchases their letter head,envelopes,statements and other printing supplies from Quality Resource Group,Inc.which is a certified member of Minnesota Great Printers.

For more information contact:
Amy Domeier (City staff)   |   Adomeier@hopkinsmn.com   |   952-548-6304

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Lauderdale

Date action report first entered:   06/09/2017
Date of last report update:   06/09/2017
Year action initially completed:   2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
Recently changed to a certified green printer for all city printing needs including our quarterly newsletter

For more information contact:
Heather Butkowski (City staff)   |   heather.butkowski@ci.lauderdale.mn.us   |   651-792-7657

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Lexington

Date action report first entered:   09/22/2015
Date of last report update:   09/28/2015

Implementation details:
The printers we use are are part of Hp Eagle Solutions which is certified by Minnesota Great Printers plus the use post consumer recycled content paper

For more information contact:
Peggy McNamara (City staff)   |   pmlexington@comcast.net   |   763-784-2792

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Mahtomedi

Date action report first entered:   11/23/2010

Implementation details:
The Environmentally friendly purchasing policy requires that printing services are to be purchased by companies certified by MN Great Printers.

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For more information contact:
Marnie McInnis (Community volunteer)   |   marniemcinnis@comcast.net   |   6517739730

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Newport

Date action report first entered:   04/24/2012
Date of last report update:   03/25/2015

Implementation details:
The City of Newport distributes newsletters to all property owners on a quarterly basis. The City will endeavor to use a printer that is certified by MN Great Printers.

For more information contact:
Travis Brierley (City staff)   |   tbrierley@newportmn.com   |   651-459-5677

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North Saint Paul

Date action report first entered:   09/03/2015
Date of last report update:   09/03/2015

Implementation details:
The City uses certified printing services. The City Current uses Excel Document Management Inc. for most city printing they are certified by both Minnesota Great Printers and by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership?

For more information contact:
Keith Stachowski (City staff)   |   Keith.Stachowski@northstpaul.org   |   651-747-2423

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Kasson pending

Date action report first entered:   05/13/2011

Implementation details:
Incomplete: City is researching this as an action for future purchases. Inquiries have already been made with current providers of printing services.

For more information contact:
Nancy Zaworski (City staff)   |   financedept@cityofkasson.com   |   507-634-6321

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pending means a star rating has not yet been assigned to this city


 
greenstep advisor
Melissa Peck, Sustainable Purchasing Specialist, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651/757-2343, melissa.peck@state.mn.us, http://www.pca.state.mn.us/epp