Green Purchasing at Colby

Our impact as a College and as major purchaser of goods and services, Colby gives preference to environmentally friendly products, whose quality, function and cost are equal or superior to more traditional products.   If we all come together and purchase recycled products this will:

  • conserve natural resources
  • minimize pollution
  • eliminate or reduce environmental health hazards to workers and our community
  • support a strong recycling
  • reduce materials that are landfilled
  • support locally produced goods and services
  • educate ourselves, our vendors and others among campus

The college recommends that departments purchase recycled items along with  Energy Star certified products.


Paper at Colby 

The College purchases only 100% post consumer content paper.   Boise ASPEN 100 is FSC certified and 100% FDL (Fiber Diverter from Landfills).

 Paper deliveries are centralized through the Eustis Service Center.  To receive paper for your department, please submit a work order through the PPD work order system.



For other Colby "Green" practices please visit the Colby's Environmental Advisory Group website.