Senior Advisor, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, Environmental Protection Agency
Holly is a Senior Advisor for the EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, helping federal agencies factor the environment into purchasing decisions. She coordinates EPA and interagency technical input into product sustainability standard development efforts and helps shape and maintain EPA’s Recommendations of Standards and Ecolabels for Federal Procurement.
Holly received an Individual Leadership Award from the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council for her “…vision, leadership, and dedicated effort to the advancement of the sustainable purchasing movement” for the development of the EPA Recommendations. She also received an EPA Gold Award for her role in forming and implementing the White House’s National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship, and was selected as a Fed 100, awarded to government and industry leaders who have “played pivotal roles in the federal government IT community—individuals who have gone above and beyond their daily responsibilities and have made a difference in the way technology has transformed their agency or accelerated their agency’s mission”.
Holly holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences and Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Macalester College.
Two purchasers from municipal and higher ed organizations share how they got approval to participate in standards development/update efforts, experiences with engaging, benefits to their organization, lessons learned on how to maximize impact efficiently. why standards and ecolabels are helpful to purchasers
– Value NSF sees in purchasers engaging in standards development, support NSF offers to engage, upcoming standard development opportunities at NSF Why ANSI wants purchasers to engage in standards development, ways ANSI offers support to engage, how to identify opportunities for engagement Questions to discuss: What are the major barriers to purchaser engagement in sustainability … read more >>