This term’s topic is Socially Responsible Purchasing.
This year’s presentations will run from 11:30 am to 1:20 pm on December 8 in the Wallace Hall Commons.
This term’s projects/client partners include:
Team assessed current supplier partnerships at UW, looking at where and who our WMBE contracts are – or are not – and why
Supplier Diversity at UW – who are we missing?
Logos and Certifications – How much do they matter?
Team designed and implemented a UW-wide survey to examine perceptions of different “green” certifications, and how this effects purchasing decisions across campus
Two teams working with the City of Auburn to develop their Buy Local Program
The City of Auburn is launching its Buy Local Program to increase awareness of local business offerings and to help keep money within the community
Teams focused around data collection and marketing/design for the program
Be a Good Dawg marketing team
Be a Good Dawg is a new program with UW Office of Sustainability that is focused around individuals making more sustainable purchasing decisions, being involved in local community events, and being a mindful consumer of energy, resources, etc.
Team developed a matrix of marketing and outreach opportunities (and developed initial outreach materials)
SafeFlame – starting a startup
SafeFlame is a company currently developing safer stoves for residents in Guinea. All stoves use locally-available materials and drastically reduce indoor smoke levels
Team worked tested oven prototypes, examined funding opportunities, partnerships, and grants, and developed social media materials for SafeFlame