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  • Attendees: procurement specialists, decision makers, and sustainability professionals
  • Share information and develop knowledge and understanding of the supply chain.
  • Engage suppliers and Michigan State University (MSU) community.
  • Inform practices and influence MSU purchasing policy development.

  • Videos:
  • MSU 2014 Greening the Supply Chain Conference
  • Introduction to Sustainability & the MSU Supply Chain: Dr. Steven Melnyk
  • Extended Producer Responsibility with Seth Smith
  • From Plant to Paper: Greening your Office Supplies: Panel (Kim Kokenakes)
  • Resources

    Office of the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services

    MSU Department of Supply Chain Management

    MSU Residential and Hospitality Services

    MSU University Services

    MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities


    In an attempt to reduce waste, presentation materials, articles and other information will be provided online. Participants may download materials or print them as needed. A small conference program will be provided at registration.

    Greening the Supply Chain


    Registration is now closed

    DATE: Monday, April 21, 2014

    Jack Breslin Student Events Center
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

    It takes a large community effort to make such substantial campus operations run efficiently and sustainably. Through the Environmental Stewardship Initiative, MSU has reduced energy use and waste, improved energy efficiency, created more sustainable transportation options, and fostered environmentally friendly behavior change on campus.

    We believe this conference promotes partnerships to better understand validating green products, understanding purchasing trends and tracking purchasing behavior. As a result of this conference, we would like to foster partnerships that will use this campus as a living, learning laboratory and reduce our environmental footprint together. We welcome you to our Spartan community and look forward to dialoguing with your organization so that we may work together in greening the supply chain.













    Questions? Email or call Lisa Desprez at 517-355-1751