Environmental Specialist, Sustainable Materials Management, State of Minnesota
Melissa Peck works for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as the Sustainable Procurement Program Coordinator, where she collaborates with the Minnesota’s Department of Administration’s Office of State Procurement on including sustainability considerations in State Contracts. She attended the University of Minnesota for undergrad and graduate programs, earning a Bachelor’s in Biology and a M.S. focused on environmental planning and policy. Her background is in environmental policy and regulation, community engagement, product stewardship, and chemical product regulatory compliance.
This panel introduces purchasers and suppliers to the “Six Classes” framework for avoiding the majority of hazardous chemicals in everyday products. By facilitating a straightforward understanding of toxic chemicals, this approach empowers manufactures and purchasers to produce and procure healthier products and has been used successfully by non-scientists in a variety of sectors. The Six … read more >>
This session features purchasers who were part of the multi-stakeholder GEC Sustainable Cloud Services Purchaser Guide working group and purchasers who are grappling with how to integrate sustainability in Cloud Services procurements. Speakers include the State of Minnesota, City of Austin, U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. The session will cover the … read more >>