Why Your School Should Recycle Your Old Batteries & Light Bulbs

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Which Products Can be Recycled & How to Get Started When it comes to recycling old batteries and bulbs, many organizations have questions. It can be confusing determining which particular products can be recycled and how your institution should actually go about recycling them. Here are the whats, wheres and hows of recycling, as well as […]

Reconfigure and Retrofit

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Creating Safer Post-COVID Classrooms This blog originally appeared on Smith System’s blog. Note: This story focuses solely on reconfiguring and retrofitting. Please see the most current version of interim guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how schools should handle safely reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. Among the uncertainly of […]

Supplier Spotlight: Avantor, delivered by VWR

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How Avantor is Creating a Better World Through Positive Social & Environmental Impacts When it comes to sustainability, Avantor is committed to creating a better world through positive social and environmental impacts. We sat down with Nate Belke, Sustainability Manager at Avantor, to find out more about the company’s sustainable practices now and plans for […]

6 Myths of Reverse Auctions

How Modern-Day Full Service Reverse Auctions are Creating an Environment Where Everyone Wins When you search for products and services, you want the best price. But when selecting a supplier, you need more than just discounted pricing. You insist on top credit ratings for any company you work with. You need to hire more local […]

Supplier Spotlight: Workday

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Why Collin College Selected E&I’s Workday ERP Contract Mike Dickson, Chief Innovation Officer at Collin College, and Robert Steele, Vice President, Higher Education at Workday, share the benefits of purchasing an ERP system through the E&I Workday agreement. Tell us about the ERP system Collin College currently has in place. Dickson: Our current ERP system […]

12 Challenges Schools are Facing Before Reopening

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E&I Members Share Their Insight for the Road Ahead When COVID-19 began making headlines in early 2020, no one could have predicted the pandemic’s impact on educational institutions. Schools are facing more complex challenges than ever before, and they must rise to the occasion while adhering to evolving guidelines, tighter budgets, and limited resources. What […]

Welcome Back Ideas

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Bring in the Welcome Wagon with Products to Make Returning Students & Faculty Feel Right at Home Again Coming back to school is going to be an adjustment. Showing faculty, staff, students and families how much they are appreciated will be an important way to re-establish bonds. Providing products to keep desks and tech items […]