Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Jenna Larkin comes from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics at headquarters in Washington, D.C. As an Environmental Protection Specialist, she is a member of the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) program where she plays a key role in the development of product sustainability standards and the management of EPA’s Recommendations of Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels. The EPP program helps suppliers and buyers navigate this complex marketplace by defining what it means to be “green” and helps federal purchasers identify and procure environmentally sustainable products and services.
Previously, Jenna comes from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) where she received dual master’s degrees in Environmental Science and Public Affairs.
How do you credibly make the business case for sustainable purchasing when there is limited data tracking sustainable spend? In making the case to do more sustainable purchasing, or in reporting on the outcomes that have been achieved, program leaders are often called upon to demonstrate the cost savings or economic outcomes of their work. … read more >>