UC gives preference to environmentally friendly products whose quality, function, and cost are equal or superior to more traditional products.
UC construction standards require sustainable products to be used in our buildings.
The Department of University Duplicating tries to buy sustainable if at all possible. We use as much recycled paper or SFI certified products as possible.
In our system about 3% of the paper we use is at least 30% recycled and the other 97% or so is Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified. – http://www.sfiprogram.org/
The vast majority (approx. 97%) of our paper meets the requirements of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative certified comparable with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). – http://www.fscus.org/
The Surplus Equipment Department has established a standard procedure for proper disposal of assets. University organizational units are encouraged to reclaim assets from within the university wherever possible. In addition to offering items to university organizational units at no cost, the Surplus Equipment Department provides outlets for the sale of surplus items to the general public via Sealed Bid Auctions and the Monthly Public Sale. This department has also recently started holding Non-Profit Donation Events to ensure that whenever possible surplus equipment is reused instead of thrown away. Visit the Surplus Equipment Department's site for more details.