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

RPN Program News
RPN Launches Responsible Purchasing Consulting Services

HEV Calculator Updated with 2008 Model Year Vehicles
3 New webinars: Tires and Wheel Weights, Green Power, Computers
New Responsible Purchasing Guide: Light-Duty Tires and Wheel Weights

Responsible Purchasing in the News
RPN Member Spotlight: Plano, Texas
Yale Develops Sustainable Event Guidelines
Cornell, Ithaca Form Green Purchasing Consortium
Green-e to Begin Certification of Carbon Offsets
NYC's New Hybrid Buses Saving Money

Overheard in the Forums
Lead in Wheel Weights

Calendar
Jobs

Green Procurement Exposition & Conference

The Green Procurement Exposition & Conference – Midwest will be held June 4 & 5 at the Navy Pier in Chicago.  The conference brings together experts and practitioners in the areas of procurement, purchasing, supply, and environmentally preferred products (EPP).   More More
RPN Program News
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RPN Launches Responsible Purchasing Consulting Services
RPN’s team of staff and consultants is available to develop creative, outcome-oriented strategies to help clients improve their bottom line while meeting sustainability goals. Learn more about the services we provide to help your organization become more efficient, productive and environmentally responsible.  
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HEV calculator

HEV Calculator Updated with 2008 Model Year Vehicles
The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Calculator is now updated with 2008 model year vehicles and new emissions factors. Use it to compare operating costs and emissions of hybrid and conventional vehicles.
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3 New webinars: Tires and Wheel Weights, Green Power, Computers
Register today to reserve your space for three new RPN responsible purchasing webinars: Light-Duty Tires & Wheel Weights (March 18), Green Power (April 8), and EPEAT Computers (May 6). 
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New Responsible Purchasing Guide: Light-Duty Tires and Wheel Weights
Everyone knows that cars pollute the air and contribute to the climate crisis by burning fossil fuels. Driving less and choosing efficient vehicles such as hybrids are good ways to make a difference. But car tires and wheels are also cause for concern and can provide opportunities to green our fleets in new ways. To help vehicle managers stay ahead of the curve in meeting environmental goals, the Responsible Purchasing Network of the Center for a New American Dream has produced The Responsible Purchasing Guide for Light-Duty Tires and Wheel Weights. 
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Responsible Purchasing in the News

RPN Member Spotlight: Plano, Texas
RPN member Plano, Texas, is rolling out a new Environmental Purchasing Policy (EPP) to purchase and use materials, products and services that are economically responsible and reduce resource consumption and waste. 
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Yale Develops Sustainable Event Guidelines
RPN member Yale University has developed a set of Sustainable Event Guidelines to help campus event organizers reduce the environmental impact of gatherings they host. 
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Cornell, Ithaca Form Green Purchasing Consortium
Cornell University has joined Tompkins County, the City of Ithaca and five other educational institutions and governmental agencies to form the Finger Lakes Environmentally Preferred Procurement Consortium. 
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Green-e to Begin Certification of Carbon Offsets
Green-e Climate is ready to begin certification of greenhouse gas emission reduction products for the purpose of providing carbon offsets to the public. 
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NYC's New Hybrid Buses Saving Money
New York City’s newer hybrid buses are cheaper to operate, costing 40 percent less to maintain and 24 percent less to operate than previous hybrids.
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Overheard in the Forums
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Overheard in the Forums: Lead in wheel weights
"Most wheel weights used for tire balancing in the United States are made of lead, which is a public health hazard. Around 2,000 tons of lead wheel weights fall from tires every year in the U.S."
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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.

Event Location Date
Built Green Conference and Expo Everett, WA March 13-14
webinar: Light-Duty Tires and Wheel WeightsRPN Logo webinar March 18
NERC Spring Conference & ExhibitionRPN Logo Northampton, MA March 18-19
Yale Sustainability Summit and Fair New Haven, CT March 31- April 3
School Building Expo Schaumburg, IL April 1-3
USGBC LEED for Homes Webinar Series Webinars April 4
Green California Summit and Exposition Sacramento, CA April 7-9
webinar: Green Power RPN Logo webinar April 8
Sustainable Manufacturing Summit Chicago, IL April 8-9
Craft Brewers Conference RPN Logo San Diego, CA April 16-19
Business Goes Green Summit and Go Green Expo New York, NY April 25-27
Government Customer Support Conference and Expo RPN Logo Alexandria, VA April 28-30
webinar: EPEAT Computers RPN Logo webinar May 6
National Environmental Partnership Summit RPN Logo Baltimore, MD May 19-22
Green Procurement Exposition & Conference RPN Logo Chicago, IL June 4-5
Earth Now Expo Las Vegas, NV June 4-5
GreenGov Conference 2008RPN Logo 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
Everett Responsible Purchasing Summer Internship Responsible Purchasing Network Takoma Park, MD February 07, 2008
EPP Consultant Green Seal, Inc. Washington, DC

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