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

RPN Program News
RPN “Member Get A Member” Promotion
RPN Is Hiring
RPN Member Benefit: EcoBuild and AEC-ST Fall Conference Discount
RPN Member Benefit: ProcureCon Indirect 2009 Conference Discount

RPN Member Spotlight: City of Portland, Oregon
Portland Adopts Sweatshop Free Policy for City Apparel

Responsible Purchasing in the News
RONA's New Wood Products Procurement Policy Garners Greenpeace Praise
Green Seal Launches Laureate Program to Recognize Green Companies
Pennsylvania and California Pass Comprehensive Thermostat Recycling Laws
California Saves Big Through Energy Efficiency

Jobs
Webinars
Calendar

Green Cleaners Webinar

Register now for our December 9th Green Cleaners Webinar! This webinar provides information and recommendations on responsible use and purchasing of office cleaning products and will feature presentations on relevant case studies. You’ll also hear from representatives of standards setting organizations as well as best practice experts from RPN.  More More

RPN Program News
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RPN "Member Get A Member" Promotion
RPN Members: Recruit a new organization or individual before January 1 and receive a free reusable water bottle donated by Nubius Organics. The person who refers the most people gets a year of RPN membership free!  More More
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RPN is Hiring
The Responsible Purchasing Network is seeking qualified candidates for two full time positions: Program Manager, and Membership Coordinator. Join our team and help us advance socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing. More More
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RPN Member Benefit: EcoBuild and AEC-ST Fall Conference Discount
Attend the EcoBuild and AEC-ST Conference and Exhibit December 8-11 in Washington, DC as an RPN member and receive a 20% conference discount, or free keynote, job fair and exhibit admission. EcoBuild and AEC-ST Fall is the annual gathering place for the federal government and AEC professionals who design, construct, manage facilities, and specify building products, materials and services. Once there, be sure to visit the RPN booth. More More
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RPN Member Benefit: ProcureCon Indirect 2009 Conference Discount
Sign up now for the February 10-12, 2009 ProcureCon Indirect conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The conference brings both private and public sector executives together to share best-practices relevant for any organization. Attend the conference as an RPN member and receive a 10% conference discount, and hear RPN Director Chris O'Brien speak at the "Responsible Purchasing: Tying It All Together" workshop. More More
RPN Member Spotlight: City of Portland, Oregon
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Portland Adopts Sweatshop Free Policy for City Uniforms
Portland, Oregon public employees will be wearing sweatshop-free uniforms and other apparel, thanks to a new purchasing policy, the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. More More
Responsible Purchasing in the News
urban green
RONA's New Wood Products Procurement Policy Garners Greenpeace Praise
Canadian home improvement giant, RONA, is being hailed as a "leader in forest sustainability" by Greenpeace for its new wood products procurement policy.  More More
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Green Seal Launches Laureate Program to Recognize Green Companies
Green Seal has launched a new Laureate Program to recognize and grow the most sustainable companies in the U.S. More More
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Pennsylvania and California Pass Comprehensive Thermostat Recycling Laws
California and Pennsylvania recently joined four other states in passing comprehensive laws enforcing the proper collection and recycling of mercury-containing thermostats. More More
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California Saves Big Through Energy Efficiency
Thirty-five years worth of efficiency measures have saved California about $56 billion in electricity costs and created 1.5 million jobs, according to a new study. More More
Jobs
Job Title
Organization
Location
Posted On
EcoBuild Job Fair, Dec 8-11 Variety of Companies and Organizations Washington, DC October 20, 2008
RPN Program Manager Responsible Purchasing Network Takoma Park, MD October 06, 2008
Membership Coordinator New American Dream/Responsible Purchasing Network Takoma Park, MD September 25, 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: Green Cleaners December 9, 2:30-3:30pm ET
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
EcoBuild and AEC-ST Conference and Exhibit RPN logo Washington, DC December 8-11
US Composting Council's 17th Annual Conference & Trade Show Houston, TX January 26-29
ProcureCon 2009 RPN logo Ft. Lauderdale, FL February 12
The Green Exposition & Conference RPN logo Chicago, IL June 3-4
Lean and Green Summit Savannah, GA June 8-9

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