Green Products & NYU Purchasing

NYU Purchasing - Administrators, Faculty, & Staff

NYU Environmental Purchasing Guide

The NYU Environmental Purchasing Guide includes information on:

  • Appliances & Electronics
  • Books & Commercial Printing
  • Buildings & Maintenance
  • Food & Catering
  • Interior Furnishings
  • Janitorial Supplies
  • Linens, Upholstery, & Textiles
  • Office Supplies
  • Paper
  • Professional Services
  • Travel
  • Vehicles
  • Water
NYU Asset Management

NYU Asset Management Surplus provides digital photos of available surplus items. A great way to reuse items and the only cost is for delivery!


What You Can Do At Home

Cleaning Your Apartment

  • Most cleaning products contain significant amounts of harmful, toxic chemicals.
  • Make your own cleaning products by using some simple household items:
  • Mix white vinegar and water to clean glass and tile. Scrubbing with baking soda will also do the trick.
  • Boils sponges for 5 minutes (either on the stove top or in the microwave) to disinfect them.

Cleaning Your Self

  • Purchase environmentally friendly shampoo, soap, and other personal products, and look for biodegradable products in recyclable containers.
  • Invest in a quality razor instead of buying disposables.

Furnishings & Appliances

  • Buy Used: Go online and look for free and/or cheap items.
  • Buy Local and avoid the long shipping distances. If items must be shipped, request group as opposed to air shipping.
  • Buy wood products that have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
  • When purchasing appliances, look for the Energy Star ratings.