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Federal, state, and local policies are increasingly requiring government agencies to purchase less toxic products. More
For over 15 years, the U.S. EPA's DfE Program has worked with a broad range of stakeholdersto help manufacturers choose the safest possible ingredients and to help consumers find safer products. More
Representatives of the World Bank, U.S. EPA's ENERGY STAR Program and DC's procurement office discussed key elements of a successful program for procuring energy-efficient products. More
In February 2012, San Mateo County, CA hosted a Sustainable Purchasing Training Series featuring RPN. The series was designed for local governments in San Mateo County, but is useful for anyone with purchasing decisions to make. More
Choices we make about paper towel and tissue purchases can protect forests and water quality as well as reduce energy consumption and pollution. Watch RPN's webinar on responsible paper towel and tissue sourcing to separate fact from "pulp fiction." More
Representatives from some of the leading office supplies stores including Staples, Independent Stationers, and Office Depot discussed their efforts to help institutional purchasers identify green alternatives. More
The 7th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns will focus on governance and finance with the purpose to find lasting sustainable development solutions to the current financial and environmental crises. More
Please join RPN for our orientation webinar plus a discussion on green products that save money. More
RPN is developing purchasing guidance for NASPO in several product categories.Aimed at helping states procure environmentally preferable products and services, each guidance document will address green point weighting, minimum requirements, green certifications and standards, product selction, lifecycle costs, and more. More