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RPN: because every purchase matters
January 2009 - In This Issue
 

RPN Program News
Updated Responsible Purchasing Guide for Copy Paper Available Now
RPN Welcomes New Membership Coordinator
Download Green Cleaners Guide and Webinar Presentations
RPN is Hiring

RPN Member Spotlight: State of New York
New York Publishes Green Purchasing Guidelines

Responsible Purchasing in the News
Green Electronics Council Joins Forces with EcoLogo
Northeastern States Develop Low Carbon Fuel Standard
Governments Encourage Companies to Let Employees Work from Home
Company Re-Spins Recycled Carpet Fibers Into Gold
San Francisco Publishes Guide to Energy Efficient, Low-Mercury Lighting
EU Takes Big Step to Phasing Out Low Efficiency Lighting
Dr Bronner's and OCA Seek Clear, Accurate Organic Label Standards

Jobs
Calendar

Member Benefit: ProcureCon Indirect 2009 Conference Discount
Sign up now for the February 10-12, 2009 ProcureCon Indirect conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 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 Program News
Paper Guide
Updated Responsible Purchasing Guide for Copy Paper Available Now
RPN has updated its popular Responsible Purchasing Guide for Copy Paper to incorporate Paper Steps, the new hierarchy of environmentally preferable papers created by the Environmental Paper Network. The Guide is available for download on the RPN website.  More More
Membership Coordinator
RPN Welcomes New Membership Coordinator
RPN is pleased to announce the addition of Anne Maynard to our staff as RPN Membership Coordinator. Anne is here to answer all your questions about membership benefits and to help coordinate RPN events and speaking engagements. Anne joins us after earning her B.A. in economics and environmental studies from the College of William and Mary.  She’s already a familiar face, having spent the summer of 2008 as an RPN intern. Please help welcome Anne aboard full time!  More More
Cleaners Guide
Download Green Cleaners Guide and Webinar Presentations
Did you miss last month’s webinar launching the new and vastly expanded edition of our Responsible Purchasing Guide for Cleaners? No problem. Just follow the link below to access the guide and download the webinar presentations from RPN, providing a green cleaners overview; Green Seal, explaining the new GS-37 green cleaners eco-standard; and Harvard University, profiling their green cleaning program.  More More
RPN hiring
RPN is Hiring
Join our team and help us advance socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing!  The Responsible Purchasing Network is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Manager.  More More
RPN Member Spotlight: New York State
New York
New York Publishes Green Purchasing Guidelines
Pursuant to an executive order issued last spring establishing a Green Procurement and Agency Sustainability Program, a New York State committee has drafted 18 new green procurement guidelines, covering printers, traffic cones, air conditioners and more.   More  More
Responsible Purchasing in the News
urban green
Green Electronics Council Joins Forces with EcoLogo
The creator of EPEAT has teamed with EcoLogo to facilitate the certification and promotion of green electronics. More More
Carbon Standard
Northeastern States Develop Low Carbon Fuel Standard
Eleven Northeastern states are developing a regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard to reduce the carbon concentration in fuels.  More More
On the job
Governments Encourage Companies to Let Employees Work from Home
State and local governments are offering tax breaks and other incentives in a bid to encourage companies to promote telecommuting. More  More
carpet
Company Re-Spins Recycled Carpet Fibers Into Gold
A carpet company collects and recycles waste commercial carpet using nylon that can be recycled over and over.  More More
San Francisco
San Francisco Publishes Guide to Energy Efficient, Low-Mercury Lighting
Finding green lighting just got easier, thanks to the City of San Francisco's new "SF Approved Lighting" guide.   More More
EU
EU Takes Big Step to Phasing Out Low Efficiency Lighting
EU governments have agreed to phase-out incandescent light bulbs and low-efficiency halogen bulbs by the year 2012.   More More
Dr. Bronner
Dr Bronner's and OCA Seek Clear, Accurate Organic Label Standards
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, in concert with the Organics Consumer Association, has created a 5-Star Comparison & Ranking of U.S. and European "Organic" and "Natural" Personal Care Standards to help consumers compare organic labels.   More More
Jobs
Job Title
Organization
Location
Posted On
RPN Manager Responsible Purchasing Network Takoma Park, MD October 06, 2008
Responsible Purchasing Fellowship Responsible Purchasing Network Takoma Park, MD May 01, 2008
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
  US Composting Council's 17th Annual Conference & Trade Show Houston, TX January 26-29
  2009 State of Green Business Forum San Francisco, CA February 2
  ProcureCon 2009 RPN logo Ft. Lauderdale, FL February 12
  Green California Summit and Exposition Sacramento, CA March 16-18
  NASPO 2009 Meeting and Green Expo RPN logo Chicago, IL March 22 -24
  The Green Exposition & Conference RPN logo Chicago, IL June 3-4
Lean and Green Summit Savannah, GA June 8-9

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