Depts. With the Highest Buy Green Scores
17 June 2011
Congratulations to SF Public Library for winning the Buy Green Club of Year Award and $350 of green products at the Blue and Green Awards.
Thanks to Roberto Lombardi and the Buy Green Stacks Club that:
- Attended the Buy Green Ordinance Consultation, OR
- Bought REQUIRED green products (Martha Neves, Norm Carlota, Darren Brown).
See why they got the highest score. They changed their Purchasing form to remind all staff it's required to buy green from SFApproved.org. They even bought green products that aren't required: microfiber cloths that clean faster, LEDs, reciepts without bisphenol-A (a chemical found in some plastics with the #7 on it).
Buy Green Club of the Year Nominees
Thanks to all 40 departments that filled out the Buy Green Scorecard or attended a fun Buy Green Ordinance consultation. Click below to see how these nominees got the top five highest scores:
- Human Resources: Patti Martin who led the "Dept. of Human Resources Buy Green Club That's Greener Than SF Dept. of Environment," which includes Arlene Mesa who is a champion for buying 100% recycled paper, Brent Lewis, Benjamin Feng, Carmen Fong, Priscilla Morse. Since they got the second highest score, they won $150 of green products of their choice from SFApproved.org.
- Public Works: Cynthia Chono, Patrick Rivera, and Public Works Buy Green Club members. There's not enough room to list all staff who bought green. Thanks to these champions that bought 100% green cleaners or lighting ballasts are: John Lee, Bart Murphy, Chad Hajjar, Jesse Hoffman, Paul Erhard, Solis Ruben, Willie Cabrera, Ron Carmichael, Larry Ferraz, James Mitchell.
- Convention Facilities: Corrine Mehigan and Convention Facilities staff that are working to buy green, like Lily Salswedal.
- Planning: Lulu Hwang at Planning Department who is so green she did things that aren't required: replacing computer can dusters that cause climate change, buying refillable whiteboard markers,saving 30% ink by using Century Gothic font.
Departments with the next highest Buy Green Scores
- Public Health
- Civil Service
- General Services Agency
- Board of Supervisors
- Children, Youth and Their Families
- Real Estate
- 311 Customer Service Center
- Emergency Management
- War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
Departments with very good Buy Green Scores
- Animal Care and Control
- Asian Art Museum
- Building Inspection
- California Academy of Sciences
- Child Support Services
- City Attorney
- District Attorney
- Fine Arts Museums
- Municipal Transportation Agency
- Public Defender
- Recreation and Park
- Redevelopment Agency
- Rent Board
- Treasure Island Development Authority