Sustainable Procurement in Higher Education Webinar

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2013 AASHE Webinar, Sustainable Procurement in Higher Education: A Focus on Apparel
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

View a detailed presentation of the webinar content as presented by AASHE (pdf), the University of Washington, Seattle (pdf) and the Workers Rights Consortium (pdf). Due to technical difficulties a recording of this webinar is unavailable. Questions? Please email

When it comes to creating purchasing policies, higher education institutions have the opportunity to put sustainability measures at the forefront. As college and university campuses often operate as mini-cities, campus procurement departments play a major role in decisions that impact the overall sustainability of a campus.

The purchasing of apparel is an area where institutional procurement decisions are increasingly considering sustainable choices. Institutions are not only thinking about types of fabrics and inks, but also about the impacts that apparel purchases have on the individuals who make the t-shirts, gym shorts and hooded sweatshirts that bare the campus logo.

This webinar will discuss sustainable procurement strategies as they relate to apparel purchasing, supply chain disclosure, sourcing apparel from sustainable materials, and what it means to follow a code of ethics. Participate in this webinar to learn how institutions like yours can create and implement campus policies to secure the purchase of sustainable apparel.

Webinar presenters include:
• Jillian Buckholz, Senior Programs Coordinator, AASHE
• Heeral Coleman, Director, Communications & Outreach, Fair Labor Association
• Kathy Hoggan, Director of Trademarks and Licensing, University of Washington, Seattle
• Scott Nova, Executive Director, Workers Rights Consortium