This case study describes the city of Santa Monica’s efforts to identify and purchase products and services that minimize the burden on the environment and human health. It provides an overview of Santa Monica’s broad-reaching environmental purchasing efforts and describes the city’s program, the lessons it learned, and the key reasons for its success. We hope the lessons and insights documented in this case study will help you and your organization as you begin incorporating environmental preferability into your purchasing decisions.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- The City of Santa Monica's Environmental Purchasing: A Case Study (PDF)(31 pp, 740 K, March 1998, 742-R-98-001)