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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Paper use decreased 57% since FY 08-09, saving the State $27.84 million in the first six years of Governor Cuomo’s administration, $49.14 million since reporting began, and $8 million per year going forward.
Recycling rates have soared, from the 50% first measured in FY 08-09, to over 70% in the last 5 years.
77% of agencies have installed ENERGY STAR® equipment at all or a majority of their facilities.
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.