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

RPN Program News
Think Outside the Bottle: Register for Pro Bono Assistance
RPN Publishes Toner Cartridges Purchasing Guide
Green Purchasing Trends: Read the EcoMarkets 2008 Report
RPN Helps Wisconsin, City of Cambridge Buy Green Power
Metro DC Governments Become Carbon Conscious Communities
Use Green Cleaning Calculator to Tally Benefits of Going Clean and Green

Responsible Purchasing in the News
RPN Member Spotlight: Mexican Universities Become Green Purchasers
Utah Goes to 4-Day Workweek to Save Energy
NYC Buildings Get Green Roof Tax Credit
Green Seal Seeks Comments for Revised Stains and Finishes Standards
Third Generation Prius to Include Solar Panels

Overheard in the Forums
Demand for PCW Recycled Paper Exceeding Supply

Jobs
Webinars
Calendar

Webinar: Greening Your Copy Paper—Register Today!

Copy paper is one of the first products selected by green purchasers - and for good reason! Producing paper consumes trees, water, and energy and creates hazardous waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Sign up now for this July 22 webinar on greening your copy paper and keeping down the costs of paper consumption. 
RPN Program News
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Think Outside the Bottle: Don't Miss Deadline to Register for Pro Bono Assistance
Register by this coming Thursday, July 17 to obtain 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.  More More
toner cartridge
Want to Cut Toner Costs in Half? Get the New Toner Cartridge Purchasing Guide
Remanufactured toner cartridges are a simple and cost effective way to conserve energy and natural resources. RPN’s new Responsible Purchasing Guide for Toner Cartridges is now available, as well as downloadable presentations from the recent toner cartridge webinar. More More
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Green Purchasing Trends: Read the EcoMarkets 2008 Report
The EcoMarkets 2008 Report covers the social and environmental attitudes and practices of North American institutional buyers.  Download the free report here.   More More
green power
RPN Helps Wisconsin, City of Cambridge Buy Green Power
With RPN's assistance, the State of Wisconsin and City of Cambridge, MA recently concluded significant purchases of green power, buying 90,000 MWh wind power and 10,000 MWh in renewable energy credits, respectively. More More

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Metro DC Governments Become Carbon Conscious Communities
Washington DC area governments are banding together to share procurement strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  New American Dream’s Carbon Conscious Communities (C3) initiative recently brought together regional government purchasers and environmental program staff for a full day workshop organized by RPN and hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. More More

cleaner calculator
Use the Green Cleaning Calculator to Tally the Benefits of Going Clean and Green
The online version of the Responsible Purchasing Guide for Cleaners now features a Pollution Prevention Calculator to help you clean green. More More
Responsible Purchasing in the News
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RPN Member Spotlight: Mexican Universities Get Crash Course in Green Purchasing
Last week, a group of major Mexican universities gathered in Mexico City for a day-long kick-off of the Responsible Purchasing Network’s Mexico program. With sponsorship from the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), RPN will train these universities to identify green products and evaluate the Mexican marketplace for opportunities to go green. More More
Utah seal
Utah Goes to 4-Day Workweek to Save Energy
In a yearlong experiment aimed at reducing the state's energy costs, Utah is set to become the first state to switch to a four-day workweek for thousands of government employees.  More More
urban green
NYC Buildings Get Green Roof Tax Credit
Building owners in New York City who install green rooftops will now receive a significant tax credit under a bill passed by the New York state legislature. More More
green seal
Green Seal Seeks Comments for Revised Stains and Finishes Standards
Green Seal is seeking comments from the public on new standards for Stains and Finishes. More More
prius
Third Generation Prius to Include Solar Panels
Toyota plans to install solar panels on the roof of the third generation Prius cars early next year to power the cars' air conditioning units. More More
Overheard in the Forums
paper
Demand for PCW Recycled Paper Exceeding Supply
“One difficulty that we have encountered is that the companies that bid on our contracts for copier/printer paper say that they cannot obtain enough PCW recycled paper to fulfill our annual needs.” 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: 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
Purchasing Green in the Commonwealth RPN Logo Frankfort, KY July 15
Green Real Estate Conference Denver, CO July 16-17
Southwest Greening Government ConferenceRPN Logo Flagstaff, AZ July 25
NIGP Forum and Products Exposition 2008 RPN Logo Charlotte, NC July 26-30
Green Procurement: Sustainable Policies & Industry Compliance McLean, VA July 30
Prosper 2008 - The Green Economy Summit Santa Rosa, CA August 6-8
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
Massachusetts EPP Vendor Fair and Conference RPN Logo Worcester, MA October 7
Carbon Finance Asia 2008 Singapore October 7-10
Ethanol and Biofuels Asia 2008 Singapore October 7-10
Solar Asia 2008 Singapore October 7-10
Green California Community College Summit Pasadena, CA October 8-9
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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