GW Initiatives


Procurement and Travel Services

Procurement is in the unique position of promoting suppliers and contractors that offer environmentally-friendly products and services made with post-consumer recycled content, energy efficient, and/or bio-based products, and then encouraging GW’s faculty and staff to purchase these products and services using the iBuy+ online catalogs from participating suppliers.

Procurement is always looking to promote new or improved environmentally friendly products, while at the same time welcoming feedback regarding our program. Please let us know if you become aware of a new environmentally friendly product that works well and has a market at GW. Please direct all questions regarding green purchasing opportunities to Eric Ritterbusch in Procurement.


Travel Services supports the university's commitment to sustainability in its management of travel services and related service providers.

Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability provides a strategic home for GW’s sustainability initiatives implemented in partnership with stakeholders across the organization. GW seeks to engage the world by exploring the important issues of our time including policy and governance for sustainability with a vision to create resource systems that are healthy and thriving for all. Through efforts underway in operations, teaching, research, and outreach, the university is committed to being a model of sustainability.