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Recent Events

NELS: Ocean Sustainability and our nation's National Ocean Policy
April 14, 2016, Washington DC

Transition toward Sustainability after 15 Years: Where Do We Stand in Advancing the Scientific Foundation?: A Workshop

January 14-15, 2016, Newport Beach, CA





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.