Application for Listing in the Guide
Requests for listing in the Buying Guide have increased, so we're implementing this application process in order to review the information you provide about your products and/or services to ensure that they meet our health and environmental criteria. We charge a nominal fee to cover the cost of staff time. Submitting an application and fee is not a guarantee of listing.
Criteria for inclusion in the guide include:
- High recycled and post-consumer waste recycled content
- Reduced toxicity
- Energy efficiency
- No- or low-PVC
- Third-party certification
Apply to list your company's product(s) or service(s) in the Green Schools Initiative Buying Guide by taking the steps below:
1. Download the Application Form. Complete the form and return it to us in one of the following ways. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing.
- By mail to:
Green Schools Initiative
c/o Earth Island Institute
The Brower Center, Suite 460
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704
- Fax: (510) 525-1026
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
a) PayPal: Choose the number of products to be reviewed from the drop-down menu below, then click on the Buy Now button.
b) Check: Send a check payable to Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs to the address above with Green Schools Initiative in the memo line.
Disclaimer: Listing in this Directory should not be construed as a recommendation or endorsement by Green Schools Initiative (GSI) or any of its supporters or partners. GSI is providing this information as a public service to promote the use of greener practices and products. Listings in this Directory are based on information provided by the product manufacturer, supplier, or service provider in question, and may not be complete. GSI reviews the information provided to determine if it meets our health and environmental criteria, but does not independently verify the information. GSI provides no warranty or guarantee of product performance, safety, price, or availability.
Schools spend billions of dollars on facilities, energy and water, office and school supplies, cleaners and pesticides, food and play equipment. Why not leverage these funds to benefit our health and the environment? We can! Through Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) or Green Purchasing.
In California, the law requires state government to practice EPP and encourages local governments and schools to do so.
Other Ways to Green Your School
Use our website to find more ideas to green your school. Follow the 7 Steps to a Green School, get inspired by reading school profiles, and check our curricula resources. Start with our Take Action ideas.
Green Buying Tools
"Environmentally Preferable Purchasing" or "Green Purchasing" means integrating environmental and health factors into all procurement policies and decisions. Green purchasing can also save money, protect students and staff, and reduce liability—something schools everywhere should care about.
The following tools will help you get started: