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Greening Facility MRO Contracts
April 19, 2017, 11:00am - 12:30pm (2:00pm - 3:30pm)
This webinar will highlight how Massachusetts recently used NASPO Green Technical Assistance funds to add sustainability standards to several Facility Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) contracts with the help of RPN's technical team.
Learning to Clean With Safer Chemicals
May 3, 2017, 10:00am - 11:30pm (1:00pm - 2:30pm)
This webinar will explain how Baltimore City Public Schools has been creating a districtwide Green Cleaning Program, complete with pilot testing, onsite training, and a new sustainability policy.
RPN and FOE's new report Buyers Bee-ware: Municipal Purchasers' Guide to Protecting Pollinators outlines how government agencies and institutions can change their purchasing policies and practices to protect honey bees and other pollinators. More
RPN and USDN's The Buck Starts Here: Sustainable Procurement Playbook for Cities includes analytical tools, best practices, implementation tips, and recommendations for sustainability directors and city teams interested in launching or strengthening sustainable purchasing efforts. More
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and RPN received a Leadership Award for a Special Sustainable Purchasing Initiative at the SPLC 2016 Annual Summit for their collaborative effort creating the nation's largest multi-state contract for environmentally preferable cleaning supplies and equipment. More
In their report Charging Ahead: How to Find Powerful Rechargeable Batteries that Go On..and On, San Francisco and RPN reviewed the latest technologies and the most important performance indicators for rechargeable batteries. More
SPLC recognized 12 organizations and one individual for their leadership in the sustainable purchasing, including many RPN members. The award winners employed a wide range of sustainable purchasing strategies and documented the resulting environmental, social, and/or economic benefits. More
The winners' procurement of EPEAT-registered computers, printers, copiers, and TVs saved $16.8 million in annual energy costs and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions equal to taking nearly 30,000 passenger cars off the road for a year. More
Greenhealth Exchange (GX) will offer a broad range of green products used in health care settings; owners cite healing mission of health care and the desire to accelerate use of safer products and services. More