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Upcoming Events

Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research
May 13-14, 2014
Washington, DC

View a list of Sustainability-related meetings at The National Academies 

Past Events:

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
December 5-6, 2013
Washington, DC

Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability
November 12, 2013
Washington, DC
 

Best Practices for Risk-Informed Remedy Selection, Closure, and Post-Closure Control of Contaminated Sites
October 30-31, 2013
Washington, DC


Energy Water Considerations for the Sustainable Reuse and Recycling of Materials
September 10, 2013
Washington, DC

Sustainability for the Nation: Resource Connections & Governance Linkages
July 24, 2013
Davis, CA

Pathways to Urban Sustainability: A Focus on Portland
May 28-29, 2013
Portland, OR



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Science and Technology for Sustainability Program Special Event 

Launch of a National Research Council Report
Sustainability Considerations for Procurement Tools and Capabilities: Summary of A Workshop

 Thursday, September 27, 2012
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Koshland Science Museum
525 E Street, NW (Entrance: 6th & E Streets, NW, Washington DC)
Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red/Yellow/Green Line)
 


A new report from the National Research Council (NRC) summarizes a workshop held in December 2011 at the request of the General Services Administration (GSA) on how better to foster sustainability considerations in procurement tools and capabilities across the public and private sectors. The report assesses the current landscape of green purchasing tools and identifies opportunities and emerging requirements for enhanced and/or new tools. Daniel Tangherlini, Acting Administrator of GSA, will deliver remarks on sustainability at GSA.