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September 2007 - In This Issue

RPN Program News
RPN Surpasses 100 Members
ProcureCon 2007
RPN Partners with GEC to Promote EPEAT
Webcast: Climate Neutral Fleet

Responsible Purchasing in the News
RPN Member Spotlight:
RPN Members in Top 15 Green Colleges
Los Angeles County Adopts Green Purchasing Policy
New Survey Indicates Companies Support Green Procurement

Calendar
Jobs

RPN Program News

RPN Surpasses 100 Members
RPN is proud to announce we have grown to over 100 members! Since our launch in mid February, 2007, organizations like the City of Portland, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, City of Santa Monica, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City and County of San Francisco, King County, and Yale have become part of the RPN network. For a full listing of RPN members visit our RPN Member Directory.

Join RPN at ProcureCon 2007
ProcureCon provides you with expert speakers, up-to-the-minute information and numerous networking receptions. This year’s conference boasts an expanded agenda, a new speaker faculty and a brand new venue in Las Vegas, NV on November 6-9.

Award winning sustainability innovators such as SC Johnson, Pfizer and Interface will evaluate the realistic costs and benefits of sourcing sustainable materials and share their knowledge to advance profitable green supply chain and sourcing strategies.

Join RPN Director Chris O'Brien as he presents on sustainable sourcing practices. RPN newsletter subscribers save 15% when you mention booking code XN41CL. More

RPN Partners with GEC to Promote EPEAT
Through an RPN grant, the Green Electronics Council, administrators of the EPEAT environmental computer standard, have hired Sarah O'Brien to serve as a full time resource to help institutions adopt and implement EPEAT qualified computers. Learn more about EPEAT in RPN's Responsible Purchasing Guide for Computers. Or contact Sarah at GEC, (802) 479-0317 with questions.

Webcast: Climate Neutral Fleet
On August 21, RPN hosted a national Webcast on greenhouse gas management by fleets. Presentations covered ways in which fuel economy, fleet management, and procurement can reduce emissions, improve energy security, and save mone. Click here to download presentations.  More

Responsible Purchasing in the News

RPN Member Spotlight
RPN Members in Top 15 Green Colleges
Congratulations to Oberlin College and Yale University! These RPN members were listed among the top 15 Greenest Colleges and Universities by Gris online magazine.
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Los Angeles County Adopts Green Purchasing Policy
A new policy passed by the Los Angeles County Purchasing Department establishes a range of objectives for purchasing recycled content and remanufactured products, energy and water conserving equipment, low-impact landscaping, and bio-based products. The policy also sets guidelines for conservation and efficient use of products.
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New Survey Indicates Companies Support Green Procurement
A new survey focused on company practices, policies, and plans for reducing environmental impacts associated with operations, reveals a green procurement trend. Conducted by EyeForProcurement, the study found that 50% of companies are employing policies focused on greening their supply chains.  More

Calendar of Events

Check our online events page for a more complete calendar of events. Please e-mail events for the calendar to rpn@newdream.org.

Alternative Energy Expo Tucson, AZ September 14-15
National Recycling Coalition's Annual Congress & Exposition Denver, CO September 16-19
2007 North East Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition Marlborough, MA September 30 - October 2
CA Green Purchasing Seminar Fresno County, CA October 3
CA Green Purchasing Seminar Kern County, CA October 4
Green Festival Washington, DC October 6-7
National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference Philadelphia, PA October 21-24
NAEB Fall Regional Conference Hyannis, MA  October 23-28
EPP Vendor Fair and Conference Worcester, MA October 30-31
ProcureCon2007 Las Vegas, NV November 6-9
Greenbuild 2007 Chicago, IL November 7-9
Webcast: Renewable Energy Webcast November 14
Eye for Procurement Miami, FL   November 29-30
Jobs
Please email us at rpn@newdream.org any openings that may be of interest to candidates seeking positions within the responsible purchasing field.
Environmental Specialist

San Francisco Dept. of the Environment

September 5
Development Coordinator

Environmental Paper Network

September 5
Recovered Paper Coordinator

Environmental Paper Network

September 5
EPP Consultant

Green Seal, Inc.

July 30
Environmental Scientist/Engineer

Green Seal, Inc.

July 30

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