Green information for government
The Government Purchasing Project in the United States, founded by Ralph Nader, wants to hear from groups and individuals about innovative ways to make government a "green" consumer.
It would like specific examples of both successes and failures, in offices, hospitals, residential institutions, maintenance shops, garages, printing units and any other setting transferable to government.
GPP will be operating a clearing house for state and local officials, distributing information about energy-efficient technologies, writing procurement specifications for new products and answering individual questions.
GPP is an educational and advocacy group. Government procurement on the federal, state and local levels equals about 20% percent of the gross national product, almost $1000 billion per year. GPP wants this purchasing power to be used to get better value and better products and to develop markets for new products which are beneficial to all consumers.
People who have information which might be helpful can write to: Eleanor Lewis, Government Purchasing Project, PO Box 19367, Washington DC 20036, USA.