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RPN: because every purchase matters
February 2009 - In This Issue
 
Job Announcement:
RPN is Hiring

Looking for one of those “green collar” jobs? The Responsible Purchasing Network is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Manager.   More More

RPN Program News
Learn How to Use Green Purchasing Guidelines from EPA & California
One Click Cooperative Contracts for Recycled Paper and Green Cleaners
Download Our New Green Cleaners Guide and Webinar Presentations

RPN Member Spotlight: Clark County, Washington
Clark County, WA Breaks the Bottled Water Habit, Saves Money and
      Resources

Responsible Purchasing in the News
Paint Recycling Bill Introduced in Minnesota Legislature
Enterprise Adds 5,000 Hybrids to Its Fleet
Timex Installs 800 Solar Panels to Keep Connecticut HQ Ticking
USGBC Recognizes Greenguard Flooring Standard for LEED Certification
Underwriters Laboratories Launches Green Verification Service
NIGP Resolution Urges Federal Government to Grant State and Local Governments Access
      to Green Products through GSA Schedules
Office Depot Achieves LEED Gold Certification
Green Seal Calls for Comments on Revision of Sanitary Paper Products Standard

Jobs
Calendar

RPN Program News
Purchasing Guides
Learn How to Use Green Purchasing Guidelines from EPA & California
Our Responsible Purchasing Guides have all been updated to include descriptions and downloads of the EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) and California's State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC).   More More
 
US Communities
One Click Cooperative Contracts for Recycle Paper and Green Cleaners
Searching for competitive bids on recycled office paper or green cleaners? These products are now directly linked to U.S. Communities' cost-saving cooperative contracts - just search for paper or cleaners in our green products database, then click on the U.S. Communities contract and you are on your way to saving green and going green.  More More
 
Cleaner's guide
Download Our New Green Cleaners Guide and Webinar Presentations
Missed the webinar launching the new and vastly expanded edition of our Responsible Purchasing Guide for Cleaners? You can still download the guide and webinar presentations from RPN, Green Seal, and Harvard University.  More More
 
RPN Member Spotlight: Clark County, Washington
Clark County
Clark County, WA Breaks the Bottled Water Habit, Saves Money and Resources
Working with RPN, Clark County is shrinking its ecological footprint and saving an estimated $15,000 annually by eliminating the purchase of bottled water and water jugs by county departments and agencies.   More  More
 
Responsible Purchasing in the News
paint
Paint Recycling Bill Introduced in Minnesota Legislature
A bill has been introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives that would require a pilot program to be implemented by paint manufacturers to recycle paint.  More More
 
Enterprise
Enterprise Adds 5,000 Hybrids to Its Fleet
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is adding about 5,000 hybrids to its nationwide fleet and designating almost 80 rental locations across the country as "hybrid branches."  More More
 
Timex
Timex Installs 800 Solar Panels to Keep Connecticut HQ Ticking
Timex isn't reverting to sundials, but the company is turning to the sun to power its Middlebury headquarters with one of the Northeast's largest ground-mounted solar arrays. More More
 
USGBC
USGBC Recognizes Greenguard Flooring Standard for LEED Certification
Building managers seeking LEED certification will now be able to use Greenguard's Children and Schools standard to certify flooring and achieve credit within the LEED rating system.  More More
 
Underwriters Laboratories
Underwriters Laboratories Launches Green Verification Service
Underwriters Laboratories has launched an environmental claims verification service, UL Environment Inc., to help consumers evaluate green claims and provide manufacturers with transparency and credibility.  More More
 
NIGP
NIGP Resolution Urges Federal Government to Grant State and Local Governments Access to Green Products Available through GSA Schedules
The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) has resolved to use the federal government's GSA schedules to advance green purchasing.   More More
 
Office Depot
Office Depot Achieves LEED Gold Certification
RPN member, Office Depot, earned LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its green store prototype in Austin, Texas.   More More
 
Green Seal
Green Seal Calls for Comments on Revision of Sanitary Paper Products Standard
Green Seal is requesting stakeholder comments as it seeks to create a more comprehensive standard for sanitary paper products, covering facial and bathroom tissues, toilet seat covers, paper towels, napkins, paper placemats and table coverings.  More More
 
Jobs
Job Title
Organization
Location
Posted On
Internship Fair Trade Resource Network Washington, DC or remote February 17, 2009
Growing Green Jobs: A Transatlantic Dialogue for Young Professionals 2020 Vision Washington, DC February 11, 2009
National Coordinator
Fair Trade Towns   February 11, 2009
Director of Category Management TransFair Oakland/San Francisco, CA February 11, 2009
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
  Green Purchasing Seminar RPN logo Washington, DC February 24
  Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing 53rd Annual Government Purchasing School and Conference RPN logo New Bern, NC March 4 - 6
  Green California Summit and Exposition Sacramento, CA March 16-18
  Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Conference Oakland, CA March 18
  NASPO 2009 Meeting and Green Expo RPN logo Chicago, IL March 22 -24
  New England Eco-Hospitality Expo Nashua, NH April 14
  OPPA 2009 Spring Conference and 40th Anniversary Celebration Eagle Crest, Redmond, OR May 27 - 29
  The Green Exposition & Conference - CANCELLED Chicago, IL June 3-4
  Lean and Green Summit Savannah, GA June 8-9

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