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Leveraging Purchasing Power for Business & Community Impact

November 20, 2014 | Vancouver

Join us in Vancouver on November 20 for a new workshop to learn how sustainable, best value purchasing can enhance your business and help generate social, environmental and financial benefits.

Here's an opportunity to build a strong supply chain and boost customer and employee loyalty. Take away practical tools, scorecards and product guidelines to customize your own purchasing policies and practices.

Register soon — space is limited!

The workshop is hosted by the Strathcona Business Improvement Association, BuySmart Network, Ecotrust Canada, Light House Sustainable Building Centre and One Earth, with support from the Vancouver Foundation and Discovery Parks.

Programs & Services

The BuySmart Network is a non-profit educational network that serves individuals and organizations interested in sustainability purchasing. How so?

  • We’re a resource centre. BuySmart highlights opportunities to reduce costs, inefficiencies, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, waste and toxins through procurement. One focus is on building a library of tools and resources to minimize your research time. You’ll find useful ideas and links in our Resource Centre.
  • We’re a learning hub. Join other practitioners in one of our learning events to examine best practices in sustainability purchasing and to compare notes on success stories, lessons learned, current challenges and opportunities. Training can also be arranged and customized for your workplace: See Learning Events.
  • We’re the place for advice. Take advantage of BuySmart’ advisory services.  We can offer options and expert advice for integrating sustainability purchasing into your organization in a way that meets your goals. Learn about our Advisory Services.

Program Vision

The vision of the BuySmart Network is for organizations in all sectors to recognize sustainable purchasing as smart purchasing and to make it integral to their operations.

Our Work

The BuySmart Network helps public, private and non-profit organizations learn how to purchase products and services that offer social, economic and environmental benefits and to create a sustainable purchasing strategy that supports their own goals.

Our Sponsors

The work of the BuySmart Network is possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, along with the contributions of partners, advisors and a circle of participants. Find out more.

Reach Us

BuySmart is a program of the Fraser Basin Council (FBC), a charitable non-profit society that advances sustainability in the Fraser River Basin, across BC, and beyond. Established in 1997, FBC brings people together from multiple sectors to learn about sustainability and find collaborative solutions to current issues.

For more on the BuySmart Network, contact , Director of External Relations and Corporate Development at the Fraser Basin Council.

Learn more about FBC by visiting