State of Wood Survey

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policies
  Federal Government
State Government
Local Government
Green Building
Federal Executive Orders
  Executive Order 12873
Executive Order 13101
GPP Issues
  Wood Reduction
Green Building
Chlorine-Free Paper
  How to Encourage Forest-Friendly Purchasing in Your Community
Whistle-Blower Page
About GPP
Resource Conservation Alliance

The Government Purchasing Project (GPP) is dedicated to protecting the environment and human health through market-based strategies. GPP works to encourage the government to use its immense purchasing power to promote safe, cost-effective, energy-efficient, and environmentally-sound products.

The government is the largest consumer in the United States, representing 20 percent of the gross national product. This purchasing leverage can be an enormously effective tool which can save taxpayers money, set the standard for private industries, expand the marketplace for "green" technologies, and consequently make these technologies and environmentally preferable products more available to consumers as a whole. For an overview of Government Purchasing, please read our factsheet (pdf file).

GPP currently focuses on promoting wood reduction procurement policies and practices in all levels of government, such as buy-recycled policies, tree-free products and green building design.

If you are in the Washington, DC area, buy chlorine-free, recycled paper at a reduced price through our DC Chlorine Free Buying Club (contact Joyce Schelling (207) 262-5585: For more information see our Chlorine Free page.

Contact GPP!
Government Purchasing Project
P.O. Box 19367
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 387-8030
Fax: (202) 234-5176

GPP works closely with the Resource Conservation Alliance and is a project of the Center for Study of Responsive Law.