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

RPN Program News
RPN Seeks Program Manager
Buy Green Copy Paper and Keep Costs Down
RPN & U.S. Communities Partner to Promote Green Products on Group Contracts

RPN Member Spotlight
Minnesota Twin Entry— Green Paper and Lead-free Wheel Weights

Responsible Purchasing in the News
New Website Lets Purchasers Pinpoint Responsible Paper
Carbon Disclosure Project Helps U.S. Cities Measure Emissions
San Francisco Cuts Carbon Footprint
TerraChoice Invites Input on Area Rug Standards
Portland Adopts Sustainable Procurement Policy

Jobs
Webinars
Calendar

Webinar: Bottled Water Alternatives— Register Today!

Bottled water is expensive and resource intensive. Tap water is safe, inexpensive, and readily available. That's why so many institutions are switching from bottled water to tap. Sign up now for this free August 26 webinar on bottled water impacts and tap water solutions.
RPN Program News
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RPN Seeks Program Manager
The Responsible Purchasing Network is seeking a Program Manager to advance its efforts to promote socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing.  More More
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Use RPN Guide to Buy Green Copy Paper and Keep Costs Down
RPN's new Responsible Purchasing Guide for Copy Paper will show you how to cost-effectively purchase green copy paper. In addition, RPN worked with the Environmental Paper Network to develop a suite of paper purchasing tools that will be available on EPN's WhatsInYourPaper.com, which will be launched soon. Download the RPN guide to get a preview of some of these tools. More More
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RPN & U.S. Communities Partner to Promote Green Products on Group Contracts
What do you get when you combine RPN's green purchasing programs with the aggregated influence of over 87,000 buyers?  A powerful new resource for finding and buying credible green products through competitively bid group contracts.   More More
RPN Member Spotlight: State of Minnesota
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Minnesota Saves Money on Green Paper
The State of Minnesota increased its supply of both greenbacks and green paper when it converted a substantial portion of its copy paper to 100% post-consumer waste (PCW) paper.  More More
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Minnesota Gets the Lead Out of Wheel Weights
Both state and local governments in Minnesota are phasing out lead in wheel weights, switching to environmentally preferable alternatives. More More

Responsible Purchasing in the News
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New Website Lets Purchasers Pinpoint Responsible Paper
PulpWatch.org, a new website sponsored by the Environmental Paper Network, uses Google Maps to help paper purchasers find responsible pulp mills.  More More
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Carbon Disclosure Project Helps U.S. Cities Measure Emissions
30 U.S. cities have agreed to work with ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability USA to measure their carbon footprints under the Carbon Disclosure Project.  More More
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San Francisco Cuts Carbon Footprint
The City of San Francisco has cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5 percent from 1990 levels and is on track to cut emissions 20 percent in four years.  More More
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TerraChoice Invites Input on Area Rug Standards
Through August 29, RPN members and readers are invited to offer comments to the EcoLogo Program of TerraChoice regarding the proposed standard for area rugs. More More
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Portland Adopts Sustainable Procurement Policy
The City of Portland, OR has adopted a sustainable procurement policy mandating that city employees incorporate environmental stewardship, social equity, community and fiscal responsibility when procuring materials, products or services.  More More
Jobs
Job Title
Organization
Location
Posted On
RPN Program Manager
Responsible Purchasing Network Takoma Park, MD August 06, 2008
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: 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
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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