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Webinar: Guidance for the Sustainable Procurement of Laboratory Supplies
November 30, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ESTFree
Laboratories often represent a “hot spot” within organizations for environmental waste, toxins, and even supply chain labor issues. Until now, comprehensive guidance wasn’t available for purchasers seeking to address these issues. That’s why the SPLC, in partnership with My Green Labs, convened a multi-stakeholder Action Team to develop prioritized strategies and align them with supporting tools and resources for those seeking to take action in this area.
In this webinar, participants will learn more about the environmental and social impacts of purchasing laboratory supplies such as equipment, consumables, and chemicals; and get a glimpse of how teams can leverage the SPLC’s new procurement guidance to address these impacts from both a systems- and product-level perspective.
Star Scott, Green Labs Coordinator, University of Georgia
Star Scott, is the Green Labs program manager for the University of Georgia. Star has a background in conservation-driven research and is a deep believer in the interconnectivity of all living things. She is a founding vice president of the Georgia chapter of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories and is the Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association’s liaison to The Higher Education Association’s Sustainability Consortium.
Kris Spriano, Technical Director, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Kris is responsible for ensuring members’ needs are being met in a way that provides them with an impact-focused purposeful track towards sustainable procurement excellence. Kris co-manages the ongoing design, development and deployment of member resources and training supporting these efforts including the sustainable procurement assessment system, supporting guidance, and the online community member experience. Additionally, she co-manages SPLC’s ongoing internal operations. Prior to SPLC, Kris was a Supply Chain Sustainability Manager at Cisco Systems focused on Scope 3 supply chain greenhouse gas reductions, packaging environmental compliance and sustainability, and product sustainability. She also worked in a variety of other supply chain roles including program management, demand planning management, learning and development, and manufacturing process engineering. Kris is a certified ISSP Sustainability Excellence Associate (SEA) and holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Shawn Postera, Sustainable Purchasing Coordinator, Multnomah County, Oregon.
Shawn Postera is the Sustainable Purchasing Coordinator for Multnomah County, Oregon. Shawn is committed to creating tools that are practical guides that initiate systemic change to rewire our supply chain for positive impacts on our capitalistic ways with shared sustainability values. She assists stakeholders through intentional and thoughtful processes that access organizational readiness, describe current directions and strategies, identify inequities and injustices, all the while helping to reflect upon and understand strengths, challenges, and ways to eliminate injustices.