- Before we purchase office furniture, such as file cabinets, desks, etc., we check to see if the Surplus Property Barn (contact: (413)545-9615) has any surplus items in stock or can obtain any.
- Before purchasing new furniture we consider sustainable furniture options.
- If we must purchase new (or used) appliances and equipment (printers, copiers, microwaves, etc.), we only purchase Energy Star certified models. (About Energy Star)
- For printing and copying, our office only uses paper containing at least 30 percent post-consumer recycled content. (Where to buy 30%)
- As part of our effort to use recycled office supplies beyond computer paper, we use other paper products with 30 percent recycled content, including envelopes and post-it notes (Contact Supplier for Information).
- We use paper that contains at least 50 percent post-consumer recycled content given that the copiers and similar machines in our office accept paper of this grade. (Where to buy 50%)