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RPN: because every purchase matters
May 2008 - In This Issue
RPN Program News
Responsible Purchasing Extern Program Launching in Mexico
Break the Bottled Water Habit
Carbon Conscious Communities Cut Emissions with Procurement
Calculate Your Computers’ Environmental Impact
“EcoMarkets 2008” Report Unveils Green Purchasing Trends During Free webinar
Cut Waste and Save Money: Register for the Ink and Toner webinar
Renew Your RPN Membership Today!

Responsible Purchasing in the News
RPN Member Spotlight: San Jose’s Green Electronics Purchasing
Green Seal Initiates Residential Cleaning Service Standard
HP Workstations Achieve Solid EPEAT Gold

Overheard in the Forums
Seeking Recycled Office Furniture RFP

Jobs
webinars
Calendar

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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Responsible Purchasing Extern Program Launching in Mexico
RPN is partnering with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to launch a Responsible Purchasing extern program in Mexico. RPN will train and place interns in selected Mexican companies, universities, and government agencies in order to assess opportunities for helping these prominent institutions transition toward environmentally preferable purchasing.
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Break the Bottled Water Habit
RPN invites you to kick the bottled water habit. To kick off this program, RPN will publish a brand new purchasing guide for bottled water alternatives and will invite selected members to work closely with RPN to implement a bottled water reduction program. Click below to learn how to reduce waste, save money and conserve water by eliminating or reducing unnecessary bottled water purchases.
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Carbon Conscious Communities Cut Emissions with Procurement
RPN has selected six government agencies to work with in 2008 to help them use procurement strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within their communities.
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Calculate Your Computers' Environmental Impact
Use two new online calculators to add up the benefits of greening your office computers. Click through to the web-based edition of our Responsible Purchasing Guide for Computers and download the EPEAT and ENERGY STAR calculators.
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"EcoMarkets 2008" Report Unveils Green Purchasing Trends During Free webinar
Join us May 28th from 2-3 pm EDT for a free webinar presenting the highlights of EcoMarkets 2008, our annual report on the social and environmental attitudes and practices of North American institutional buyers.
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Cut Waste and Save Money: Register for the Ink and Toner webinar
Join us June 10th from 2-3 pm EDT for a webinar on remanufactured ink and toner cartridges. Learn how this simple procurement switch saves money and energy while conserving natural resources.
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Renew Your RPN Membership Today!
Renew your RPN membership by June 15 to receive a complimentary copy of the comprehensive how-to book on green purchasing, The Competitive Advantage: EcoPurchasing, by Sandra Cannon, a founding RPN Member.
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Responsible Purchasing in the News
RPN Member Spotlight: San Jose's Green Electronics Purchasing
Green Technology Magazine recently featured the City of San Jose's pioneering use of EPEAT as a tool for greening their electronics purchasing.
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Green Seal Initiates Residential Cleaning Service Standard
Green Seal is initiating the development of a new standard for Residential Cleaning Services and inviting stakeholders to participate in the development of this standard.
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HP Workstations Achieve Solid EPEAT Gold
HP's entire line of personal workstation computers has achieved a Gold Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) rating--a first for personal workstations.
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Overheard in the Forums
Overheard in the Forums: Seeking Recycled Office Furniture RFP
Christine Tien, of the City of Stockton, CA, writes: "Has anyone done an RFP for recycled content office furniture that you'd like to share?"
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Jobs
Job Title
Organization
Location
Posted On
Responsible Purchasing Fellowship Responsible Purchasing Network Takoma Park, MD May 01, 2008
Senior Associate - Policy and Programs Product Stewardship Institute Boston, MA May 01, 2008
Development Director Product Stewardship Institute Boston, MA May 01, 2008
webinars
Join one of our RPN webinars to learn more about the latest ideas, initiatives and best practices for a wealth of procurement topics.
Topic Date
webinar: RPN New Member Orientation May 20; 2-3:30pm EDT
webinar: EcoMarkets 2008 Release May 28; 2-3pm EDT
webinar: Ink and Toner June 10; 2-3pm EDT
webinar: Copy Paper July 22; 2-3:30pm EDT
webinar: Bottled Water Alternatives August 26; 2-3:30pm EDT
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. Look for RPN staff at events marked with RPN Logo

Event Location Date
Green Earth Expo Orlando, FL May 14-18
National Environmental Partnership Summit RPN Logo Baltimore, MD May 19-22
Product Certifications: What do they mean? Webinar May 21
National Product Stewardship Forum Boston, MA June 3-5
Green Procurement Exposition & Conference RPN Logo Chicago, IL June 4-5
Earth Now Expo Las Vegas, NV June 4-5
Greenfair Silicon Valley San Jose, CA June 7-8
How Environment/Social/Governance Criteria Are Used by the Investment Community Webinar June 12
Greener by Design Alexandria, VA June 12-13
LOHAS 12 Forum Boulder, CO June 18-21
REACH and the U.S. Exporter Washington, DC June 24
Green Real Estate Conference Denver, CO July 16-17
Southwest Greening Government ConferenceRPN Logo Flagstaff, AZ July 25
NIGP Forum and Products Exposition 2008 Charlotte, NC July 26-30
GreenGov Conference 2008RPN Logo Arlington, VA August 14-15
LogiChem 2008 RPN Logo Atlanta, GA September 22-24
Carbon Finance Asia 2008 Singapore October 7-10
Ethanol and Biofuels Asia 2008 Singapore October 7-10
Solar Asia 2008 Singapore October 7-10
Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing Conference RPN Logo Lansdowne, VA October 29-31
AASHE 2008 Conference Raleigh, NC November 9-11
Greenbuild 2008 International Conference and Expo Boston, MA November 18-21
EcoBuild Fall and AEC-ST Fall Washington, DC December 8-11

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