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October 2007 - In This Issue

RPN Program News
Break the Bottled Water Habit
Questions about Remanufactured Toner Cartridges?
Center for a New American Dream Recognized for Purchasing Green Power
webinar: Fluorescent Lighting

Responsible Purchasing in the News
RPN Member Spotlight:
San Jose Releases Green Fleet Policy
RPN Member Spotlight:
First Certified Recycled Paint Available
Wal-Mart Sells 100 Millionth CFL
ENERGY STAR "Quantity Quotes" Program offers Online Bulk Purchasing

Calendar
Jobs

RPN Program News

Break the Bottled Water Habit
About 90% of Americans have easy access to safe, clean tap water, and estimates show that bottled water is a whopping 240 to 10,000 times more expensive.
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Questions about Remanufactured Toner Cartridges?
Do you have questions about remanufactured toner cartridges? RPN is partnering with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the International Imaging Technologies Council to host a question and answer session. Email your question(s) to matt@newdream.org by Friday, November 9. More

Center for a New American Dream Recognized for Purchasing Green Power
As part of its commitment to green power, the Center for a New American Dream, RPN's parent organization, has been recognized by the Clean Energy Rewards Program of Montgomery County, Maryland. The Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) purchased by New Dream are from regional wind power and cover 100% of organizational electricity needs. More

webinar: Fluorescent Lighting
Join RPN's Fluorescent Lighting webinar on November 5 and learn how to save on energy cost and reduce toxic waste by switching to fluorescent lighting. This webinar will cover key issues and opportunities with CFLs including the new ENERGY STAR standard.  More

Responsible Purchasing in the News

RPN Member Spotlight
San Jose Releases Green Fleet Policy
The City of San Jose, CA, an RPN Member and the 10th largest city in the U.S., has just released an ambitious new policy for greening its vehicle fleet. The policy covers both vehicles and heavy equipment and is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and life-cycle costs. More

RPN Member Spotlight
First Certified Recycled Paint Available
MetroPaint, from Portland, Oregon, has become the first recycled-content latex paint certified under Green Seal's GS-43 standard.  More



Wal-Mart Sells 100 Millionth CFL
Wal-Mart Stores announced it has surpassed its goal to sell 100 million compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) by the end of 2007. The resultant carbon savings are equal to taking 700,000 cars off the road. More

ENERGY STAR "Quantity Quotes" Program offers Online Bulk Purchasing
The Quantity Quotes program provides an online forum for vendors and purchasers of ENERGY STAR registered products to conduct business. Currently, 110 vendors and over 600 organizations have registered for Quantity Quotes.  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.

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
webinar: Fluorescent Lighting webinar November 5
ProcureCon2007 Las Vegas, NV November 6-9
Greenbuild 2007 Chicago, IL November 7-9
Toner Cartridge Q&A

Online Forums

November 9 - Deadline
webinar: Renewable Energy webinar November 14
Eye for Procurement Miami, FL   November 29-30
webinar: Carpet webinar December 11
Jobs
Please email us at rpn@newdream.org any openings that may be of interest to candidates seeking positions within the responsible purchasing field.
Commercial Waste Planner II

MA Dept of Environmental Protection

September 26
Municipal Waste Planner

MA Dept of Environmental Protection

September 26
Municipal Grants Planner

MA Dept of Environmental Protection

September 26
Market Development Planner

MA Dept of Environmental Protection

September 26
Commercial Waste Planner III

MA Dept of Environmental Protection

September 26
Newsprint Program Manager

Green Press Initiative

September 17
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

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