Sustainable Purchasing

The VCU Procurement strongly encourages departments to be proactive in identifying opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of business activities. Departments should purchase environmentally-friendly and recycled products when possible. Find the sustainability requirements for general purchases here.

VCU Sustainability is proud to work with local vendors that strive limit their impact on the environment. Consider the following companies for your t-shirt or printing needs. 


Wythken Printing

Wythken Printing, located on right on campus, is our most frequent resource for Think Green Guides, posters, and any other printed materials.

Offering 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper for most printing projects, recycling, reusing, and avoid the use of VOCs in their operations, Wythken has implemented sustainability processes that exceed industry standards.

Wythken has also joined the Renewable Energy Program at Dominion VA Power. This means that 100% of the power that Wythken Printing uses is derived from renewable resources.


Triple Stamp Press

Triple Stamp Press offers eco-friendly screen printing on apparel, posters, stationery, and a wide variety of packaging. They are our go-to for event t-shirts.

Their water-based inks are comprised of 100% biodegradable pigment suspended in a water base. As the print cures, the water in the ink evaporates; leaving the pigment behind. Read more about their specialty Water-Based and Discharge Inks on their website.