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

RPN Program News
TODAY: Save Money & Reduce Waste with Remanufactured Toner - webinar
Watch the EcoMarkets 2008 webinar Video
Think Outside the Bottle
Dell Queries RPN on Ways to See Green
Renew your RPN Membership!

Responsible Purchasing in the News
RPN Member Spotlight: Seattle Reins in Bottled Water
Mayors Propose Resolution on High Carbon Fuels
TerraChoice Invites Input on Cleaning Standards
Green Seal Issues Revised Paint Standard
New York State Executive Order Mandates Green Procurement

Overheard in the Forums
Seeking Housing Managers Experienced with Green Purchasing Standards

Jobs
webinars
Calendar

Register Now for Greening Government Conference

Attend the Southwest Greening Government Conference July 25, 2008 in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Learn about strategies for implementing green practices into the business of government.  Registration deadline is June 15th.  More More
RPN Program News
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TODAY: Save Money & Reduce Waste with Remanufactured Toner - webinar
Join us Tuesday, June 10 at 2 pm ET for a webinar on remanufactured toner cartridges. Learn how remans save money and energy while conserving natural resources. Get info on quality control techniques, leading industry standards, and case studies from leading institutions. MoreMore
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Watch the EcoMarkets 2008 webinar Video
RPN and TerraChoice Environmental Marketing, Inc. hosted a May 28 webinar presenting highlights of EcoMarkets 2008, our annual report on the social and environmental attitudes and practices of North American institutional buyers.  Watch a video of the webinar or download the slides presentations. More More
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Think Outside the Bottle
Register for our free bottled water resources and apply for pro bono assistance from RPN to help you reduce waste, save money and conserve water by eliminating or reducing unnecessary bottled water purchases. Application deadline is June 30th. More More
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Dell Queries RPN on Ways to See Green
RPN director Chris O'Brien was interviewed recently for a "Seeing Green In More Ways Than One" feature on the Dell Small Business 360 site. The article is full of tips on how businesses can make simple changes that will save money and help the environment.  More More

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Renew your RPN Membership!
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. Renew online or call 301-891-3683 for more information. More More

Responsible Purchasing in the News
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RPN Member Spotlight: Seattle Reins in Bottled Water
Seattle's Mayor Nickels is promoting a “drink up” campaign to get city residents to switch from environmentally damaging bottled water to the tap. More More
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Mayors Propose Resolution on High Carbon Fuels
NRDC is urging support for a proposed U.S. Conference of Mayors energy resolution to create lifecycle fuels emissions analyses concerning the production of synthetic fuels such as tar sands, liquid coal and oil shale.  More More
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TerraChoice Invites Input on Cleaning Standards
Through June 16, RPN members and readers are invited to offer comments and feedback to TerraChoice regarding the potential for harmonizing their EcoLogo certification criteria for hard surface cleaners with proposed revisions of the Green Seal standard covering similar cleaning products. More More
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Green Seal Issues Revised Paint Standard
Green Seal has issued the Environmental Standard for Paints and Coatings (GS-11) Second Edition, establishing environmental requirements for paints and coatings.  More More
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New York State Executive Order Mandates Green Procurement
New York Governor Paterson recently signed an Executive Order establishing a New York State "Green Procurement and Agency Sustainability Program," to promote green purchasing by state government agencies. More More
Overheard in the Forums
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Seeking Housing Managers Experienced With Green Purchasing Standards
Maya Craig of Strategic Energy Innovations writes: “I am looking to find examples of affordable housing managers that have employed Green Purchasing standards. Does anyone know of any multifamily developments that use Environmentally Preferable Purchasing policies?”
More More
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: Toner Cartridges 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
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
Signature Customer Service and Support Professionals Conference San Diego, CA Sept. 29 - Oct. 1
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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