The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) South Florida Chapter has partnered with Office Depot, Inc., a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, and Windfall, Inc., a group purchasing organization, to create a first-of-its-kind Green Group Savings Program for members of the USGBC South Florida Chapter.
Windfall, the group savings experts, worked with Office Depot to develop an extensive program that will provide USGBC South Florida Chapter members access to substantial savings on eco-conscious products, ranging from paper products and ink & toner, to cleaning and breakroom supplies, featured in the 10th Anniversary of The Green Book® from Office Depot and on the company’s GreenerOffice™ website. The partnership marks the first such customized group savings program for USGBC Chapters focused on greener products.
“We’re very excited that our new program brings together two local champions of environmental sustainability,” said Donna Marks, CEO of Windfall. “This is an exciting partnership — the USGBC South Florida Chapter, a member-organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings, and Office Depot, long recognized as an environmental leader with its outstanding green-products, practices and solutions. Both organizations have proven that building green is a sound economic strategy, and now with this program they’re helping make buying green even better for the bottom line.”
“We’re proud to be the first organization in the USA to offer Windfall’s new Office Depot Green Group Savings Program,” said Sandra Lee, President of the Chapter. “This is an exciting new benefit that helps our members get discounts on greener products for their everyday needs.”
This Green Groups Savings Program is also a first for Office Depot. “We saw a great opportunity to create the first group savings program for a USGBC Chapter, right here in our backyard,” explained Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director, Environmental & Supplier Diversity Strategy for Office Depot. “South Florida Chapter members who are supporting the growth of the green building movement have a natural propensity to also want to buy green. This new program simplifies their access to greener products, while providing substantial savings.”
Windfall and Office Depot have collaborated for more than a decade to provide a variety of group savings for businesses and associations. Like other group savings programs developed by Windfall, Office Depot’s Green Group Savings Program for the USGBC South Florida Chapter is free to Chapter members, with no obligations to achieve certain volume thresholds of purchases. To maximize convenience, savings apply to in-store as well as online purchases.
Learn more about saving money on greener office products with Office Depot and Windfall: