Save Mount Diablo Achieves Green Business Certification

Sunrise on Mount Diablo’s summit at the 2016 Mount Diablo Challenge. Image credit: Caleb Castle.

Save Mount Diablo’s Green Business Program

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Guideline

Guideline Statement

It is the policy of Save Mount Diablo’s office location whenever possible to:

  • institute practices that reduce waste by increasing product efficiency and effectiveness;
  • purchase products that minimize environmental impacts, toxics, pollution, and hazards to worker and community safety;
  • purchase products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their production, shipping, use and discard; and,
  • purchase products that include recycled content are durable and long-lasting, conserve energy and water, use agricultural fibers and residues, use unbleached or chlorine free manufacturing processes, are lead-free and mercury-free, and use wood from sustainably harvested forests.


This Guideline is adopted in order to:

  • conserve natural resources,
  • minimize environmental impacts such as pollution and use of water and energy,
  • eliminate or reduce toxics that create hazards to workers and our community,
  • support strong recycling markets,
  • reduce materials that are landfilled,
  • increase the use and availability of environmentally preferable products that protect the environment,
  • identify environmentally preferable products and distribution systems,
  • reward manufacturers and vendors that reduce environmental impacts in their production and distribution systems or services,
  • create a model for successfully purchasing environmentally preferable products that encourages other purchasers in our community to adopt similar goals.

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