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

RPN Program News
RPN Seeks Program Manager
Announcing Responsible Purchaser Awards
RPN and NASPO Unite to Advance Green Purchasing by State Agencies
Have Speakers, Will Travel
Available Now: Bottled Water Alternatives Purchasing Guide


RPN Member Spotlight
Office Depot Launches Tech Trade-In Program

Responsible Purchasing in the News
EDF Website Lets Purchasers Buy Carbon Offsets With Confidence
EPA's New ENERGY STAR @ Work Website Helps Offices Go Green
Green Seal Calls for Comments on Residential Cleaning Standards
Green Seal Issues New Industrial Cleaner Standard
California Clips Off Lead Wheel Weights

Jobs
Webinars
Calendar

Webinar: RPN Member Orientation/ Green Purchasing 101

Get the most out of your RPN membership! Join us October 8 for this free webinar that will give you more information on RPN member benefits and walk you through our website. It's also a great introduction to green purchasing. More More
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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Announcing Responsible Purchaser Awards
RPN members work hard to procure goods and services that protect human health and the environment. We want to recognize this good work! RPN is unveiling a Responsible Purchaser Awards program to honor the efforts of the people and organizations doing extraordinary work to promote responsible purchasing. More More
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RPN and NASPO Unite to Advance Green Purchasing by State Agencies
The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) at its recent annual meeting announced the launch of a joint membership program with RPN to help green state procurement agencies.  More More
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Have Speakers, Will Travel
Have a green procurement expert speak at your next event! Responsible purchasing staff and experts are available to speak on a wide variety of green purchasing issues to enhance your next conference or meeting. More More
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Available Now: Bottled Water Alternatives Purchasing Guide
The Responsible Purchasing Guide to Bottled Water Alternatives, produced by RPN in partnership with Corporate Accountability International, is now available. Get the guide and watch the webinar video. More More
RPN Member Spotlight: Office Depot Launches Tech Trade-In Program
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Office Depot Launches Tech Trade-In Program
This month's spotlight falls on one of our corporate RPN members. Office Depot has just launched a new Tech Trade-In program that offers incentives for consumers to recycle small- to medium-size electronics. More More
Responsible Purchasing in the News
urban green
EDF Website Lets Purchasers Buy Carbon Offsets With Confidence
Environmental Defense Fund has launched a new website, CarbonOffsetList.org, to help institutions and individuals identify and purchase carbon offsets linked to trusted projects.  More More
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EPA's New ENERGY STAR @ Work Website Helps Offices Go Green
EPA's new ENERGY STAR @ work is an interactive, online tool that offers employees, employers, and building managers tips on how to save energy and protect the environment at work. More More
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Green Seal Calls for Comments on Residential Cleaning Standards
Green Seal seeks comments on its proposed new environmental leadership standard for residential cleaning services (GS-49).  More More
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Green Seal Issues New Industrial Cleaner Standard
Green Seal has published a new and updated environmental standard for industrial and institutional cleaners (GS-37) that is more protective of vulnerable populations and reflects advancements made by industry since the last update of the standard. More More
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California Clips Off Lead Wheel Weights
Success! We published the Responsible Purchasing Guide to Wheel Weights earlier this year.  We are very excited, therefore, to announce that California plans by the end of 2009 to phase out lead-wheel weights in favor of environmentally preferable alternatives made from steel or zinc alloy.  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
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 Member Orientation/ Green Purchasing 101 October 8; 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
Global Ecolabelling Network Annual General Meeting RPN logo Ottawa, Canada Sep 30-Oct 2
GreenTown: The Future of Community Aurora, IL October 2
Sustainable Schools Summit Washington, DC October 3
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
Partners in Public Procurement RPN logo Salem, OR October 21-23
WRPPN Annual Conference RPN logo Monterey, CA October 22-24
Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing Conference RPN Logo Lansdowne, VA October 29-31
National Science Foundation Green Exposition RPN logo Arlington, VA October 29
AASHE 2008 Conference Raleigh, NC November 9-11
Greenbuild 2008 International Conference and Expo Boston, MA November 18-21
EcoBuild and AEC-ST Conference and Exhibit RPN logo Washington, DC December 8-11

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