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RPN: because every purchase matters
February 2008 - In This Issue

RPN Program News
RPN Consultants Will Help You Meet Sustainability Goals

Pro Bono Green Purchasing Assistance from RPN
Watch RPN's EPP Video Online
RPN Turns 1, Tops 100
EPA Issues RFP for PPIN Grants Program

Responsible Purchasing in the News
RPN Member Spotlight: California Environmental Protection Agency
RPN Members Boost Hybrid Fleets
Intel Becomes Top Renewable Energy Buyer
Americans Want Environmentally Responsible Communities
Super Bowl is Solar Powered

Overheard in the Forums
How do I ensure that the remanufactured cartridges I buy are high quality?

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Jobs

 
RPN Program News
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RPN Consultants Will Help You Meet Sustainability Goals
RPN is the expert in green purchasing. Our team of consultants develop creative, outcome-oriented strategies that help clients improve their bottom line while meeting their sustainability goals.  Learn more about the services we provide to help you become more efficient, productive and environmentally responsible.
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Pro Bono Green Purchasing Assistance from RPN
The Responsible Purchasing Network is offering pro bono assistance to five state and local governments committed to harnessing institutional procurement as a means of reducing waste, achieving greenhouse gas emissions goals, limiting toxic and hazardous substances, and improving community health.
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Watch RPN's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Video Online
RPN’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) video is now available for download or viewing online.  This nine minute video explores the emerging realm of EPP, an innovative, market-based strategy that is saving money, protecting human health, creating jobs and reducing adverse environmental impacts. 
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RPN Turns 1, Tops 100
In only its first year of existence, the Responsible Purchasing Network passed the 100 member mark! Since our launch in early 2007, RPN has grown impressively. Today, we are proud to count among our members prominent educational institutions and major corporations, as well as a number of federal, state, and municipal agencies.
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EPA Issues RFP for PPIN Grants Program
The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a request for proposals for its Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN) Grants Program.
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Responsible Purchasing in the News

RPN Member Spotlight: California Environmental Protection Agency
The state of California is aiming to reduce the prevalence of toxic chemicals used in consumer products, such as prescription drugs, plastic food packaging, pesticides, cosmetics and household cleaners.
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RPN Members Boost Hybrid Fleets
While Seattle and King County are seeking to boost their hybrid fleets through plug-in technology, New York City is adding numbers to its hybrid bus fleet.
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Intel Becomes Top Renewable Energy Buyer
Intel, the world's largest semiconductor company, announced plans to buy more than 1.3 billion kilowatt hours a year of renewable energy certificates, surpassing Pepsico as the largest corporate purchaser of green power in the United States.
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Americans Want Environmentally Responsible Communities
Most Americans believe local environmental efforts will pay dividends for their communities by attracting new businesses and development, creating “green collar jobs” and boosting the local economy, according to a new Zogby poll.
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Super Bowl is Solar Powered
This year’s Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, was the first ever powered completely with renewable energy by using solar, wind and geo-thermal energy to offset the greenhouse gas emissions.
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Overheard in the Forums
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Overheard in the Forums: How do I ensure that the remanufactured cartridges I buy are high quality?
Dmitriy Nikolayev from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has put together a comprehensive list of questions and answers about remanufactured toner cartridges, such as "How do I ensure that the remanfactured cartridges I buy are high quality?"
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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.

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USGBC LEED for Homes Webinar Series Webinars

February 13, March 12, and April 4

Going Green Seminars RPN Logo Orange County, San Diego County, and Riverside County, CA February 19-22
MPI-CAC Annual Educational Conference Chicago, IL February 22
WIREC 2008 Washington, D.C. March 4-6
Built Green Conference and Expo Everett, WA March 13-14
Light-Duty Tires and Wheel Weights webinar March 18
NERC Spring Conference & Exhibition Northampton, MA March 18-19
School Building Expo Schaumburg, IL April 1-3
Green California Summit and Exposition Sacramento, CA April 7-9
Government Customer Support Conference and Expo Alexandria, VA April 28-30
Green Procurement Exposition & Conference RPN Logo Chicago, IL June 4-5
GreenGov Conference 2008 Arlington, VA June 5-6
NIGP Forum and Products Exposition 2008 Charlotte, NC July 26-30
Greenbuild 2008 International Conference and Expo Boston, MA November 18-21
Jobs
Please email us at rpn@newdream.org any openings that may be of interest to candidates seeking positions within the responsible purchasing field.
Position Organization Location Date Posted
Magazine Paper Outreach Coordinator Co-op America Washington, DC February 07, 2008
Intermediate Consultant Reeve Consulting Vancouver, British Columbia February 07, 2008
Executive Assistant/Junior Consultant Reeve Consulting Vancouver, British Columbia February 07, 2008
Everett Responsible Purchasing Summer Internship Responsible Purchasing Network Takoma Park, MD February 07, 2008
EPP Consultant Green Seal, Inc. Washington, DC

November 06, 2007


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