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Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
December 10-11, 2014
Washington, DC

Homelessness and Urban Sustainability: Implications of Changes to the US Health System on a Vulnerable Population

November 12, 2014
Washington, DC

Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research

September 8-9, 2014
Washington, DC


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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.

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