Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision of a vibrant economy built on innovation, social justice, and the protection of public health and the environment guides New York State’s green purchasing and agency sustainability program.
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53% decrease in paper use by agencies from FY 08-09 to FY 14-15, saving the State $33.2 million
51% decrease in the aggregate quantity of solid waste generated across all agencies over the last 7 years
79% of affected entities are using green cleaning practices all or most of the time
The GreenNY Interagency Committee is charged with identifying an annual list of categories and products for which specifications can be developed and issued for greener procurements, the establishment of goals for reductions in the amount of solid waste, and with the development and performance of training relative to sustainability efforts.