Holly Elwood

Senior Advisor - Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, US Environmental Protection Agency

Holly is a Senior Advisor for the EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, helping federal agencies factor the environment into purchasing decisions. Her work includes:
– Coordinating EPA and interagency technical input into product sustainability standard development efforts,
– Helping shape and maintain EPA’s Recommendations of Standards and Ecolabels for Federal Procurement, and
– Co-Chairing the Federal Electronics Stewardship Working Group.

She has received an SPLC Individual Leadership Award for the development of the EPA Recommendations, an EPA Gold Award for her role in the formation and implementation of the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship, issued by the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality, and was selected as a Fed 100, awarded to government and industry leaders who have “played pivotal roles in the federal government IT community—individuals who have gone above and beyond their daily responsibilities and have made a difference in the way technology has transformed their agency or accelerated their agency’s mission”.

My Sessions

Finding up to date and accurate lists of products that have earned credible sustainability certifications can be challenging for purchasers wishing to “buy better”. Getting accurate sustainability listings incorporated into eCatalogs and eProcurement tools is critically important for making sustainable purchasing simple and intuitive for budget holders. Fortunately, progress is being made in addressing this … read more >>

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