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August 2007 - In This Issue

RPN Program News
RPN Announces Webcast Schedule through February
New Resource: Responsible Purchasing Guide for Office Electronics

Responsible Purchasing in the News
Harvard Partners With Green Seal to Train Custodians
Ford and U-Haul to Test New Vehicle Paint
Xerox Launches "Green" Business Paper

Particulate emissions from office printers quantified

Calendar
Jobs

RPN Program News

RPN Announces Webcast Schedule through February
Join RPN staff and industry experts the second to last Tuesday of each month as we explore important issues in responsible purchasing. Upcoming RPN Webcasts include:

  • Climate Neutral Fleets, August 21
  • Fluorescent Lighting, September18
  • Drinking Water, October 23
  • Carpet, November 20
  • Renewable Energy, December 11
  • Light Duty Fleet Parts & Maintenance, January 23
  • EPEAT Certified Computers, TBA

Remember, RPN members receive one phone line free. More

New Resource: Responsible Purchasing Guide for Office Electronics
The Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) is proud to announce the release of the Responsible Purchasing Guide for Office Electronics which provides comprehensive, leading-edge guidance on the responsible purchase, use, and disposal of printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, and multifunction devices.
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Responsible Purchasing in the News

Harvard Partners With Green Seal to Train Custodians
Harvard University’s Green Campus Initiative has partnered with Green Seal, Inc. to train custodial employees per the guidelines in GS-42, Green Seal's Cleaning Services Standard.
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New Survey Indicates Companies Support Green Procurement
A new study conducted by EyeForProcurement reveales that 50% of companies are employing policies focused on greening their supply chains.
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Ford and U-Haul to Test New Vehicle Paint
Ford and U-Haul are putting on the road the industry's first fleet of vehicles painted with a new technology which Ford claims reduces greenhouse gases and VOCs. More

Xerox Launches "Green" Business Paper
Xerox launched a business paper made with fewer chemicals and energy and half as many trees. Though the paper is cheaper and greener, the lower quality may deter purchasers looking for sturdier papers.
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Particulate emissions from office printers quantified
A study by the Queensland University of Technology measured particulate emissions from office printers and found that 27% of the sample printers emitted high levels of particulates. The study found that emissions are printer-type specific and are also affected by toner coverage and cartridge age. More

Calendar of Events

Check our online events page for a more complete listing of responsible purchasing events. Below are events in the months of September and October.

If you know of additional listings that should be included, please e-mail rpn@newdream.org.

Greening of the Campus VII Ball State University September 6-8
Clean Vehicles Now! Seattle, WA September 9
Alternative Energy Expo Tucson, AZ September 14-15
National Recycling Coalition's Annual Congress & Exposition Denver, CO September 16-19
Webcast: Fluorescent Lighting Webcast September 18
CA Green Purchasing Seminar Fresno County, CA October 3
CA Green Purchasing Seminar Kern County, CA October 4
Green Festival Washington, DC October 6-7
National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference Philadelphia, PA October 21-24
Webcast: Drinking Water Worcester, MA October 23
EPP Vendor Fair and Conference Worcester, MA October 30-31
Jobs
Please email us at rpn@newdream.org any openings that may be of interest to candidates seeking positions within the responsible purchasing field.
EPP Consultant

Green Seal, Inc.

July 30
Environmental Scientist/Engineer

Green Seal, Inc.

July 30
EPP Intern

MN Pollution Control Agency

July 16

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