Karen Hamilton

Sustainable Purchasing Program Manager, King County, Washington

Karen Hamilton is the Sustainable Purchasing Program Manager for King County Procurement and Payables in Seattle, Washington. Under her leadership, King County agencies are institutionalizing the purchase of many sustainable products and services and realizing significant fiscal, environmental and social benefits in the process. Her program has won numerous awards and has been presented as a model for other jurisdictions in various publications and at national and international conferences. King County is a founding member of the Responsible Purchasing Network and the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council.

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Creating a culture of sustainable procurement can be accelerated by using multiple communications channels, offering training programs, and providing ongoing mentorship and advisory support. Making sustainable procurement expertise accessible to staff new to embedding sustainability into procurement is a critical success factor. Internal sustainable procurement leads have an important role in identifying and supporting sustainability … read more >>

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