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City of San Francisco Releases New Report on the Best Rechargeable Batteries
In their new report, Charging Ahead: How to Find Powerful Rechargeable Batteries that Go On..and On, the City of San Francisco teamed up with RPN to review the latest technologies, what is on the market, and the most important performance indicators to help you make a better choice. More More
RPN and Massachusetts Win Award for Nation's Largest Green Cleaning Supplies Contract
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Responsible Purchasing Network 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 cooperative purchasing agreement for environmentally preferable cleaning supplies and equipment. More More
SPLC Announces Winners of 2016 Leadership Awards for Sustainable Purchasing
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 More
Green Electronics Council Announces 38 EPEAT Sustainable Purchasing Award Winners
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 More
Health Care Sustainability Leaders Announce New Green Purchasing Coop
RPN Helping GX Source Healthy Products
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 More
New York State Issues Progress Report on Green Procurement
Overall, New York spent $93 million on green products and services in FY 2014-2015, including 30% or more post-consumer recycled content copy paper, 100% recycled janitorial paper, re-refined oil, green computers, environmentally preferable cleaning products, green floor coverings, and solar electric systems. More More
Purchasing Products With Safer Chemicals
Webinar Slides and Recording Now Available
The Lowell Center for Sustainable Production teamed up with RPN, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, and the Green Electronics Council to highlight steps institutions can take to procure products made with safer chemicals and materials. More More
Saving the Pollinators Webinar Slides and Recording Available
RPN and Friends of the Earth co-hosted a webinar on purchasing strategies government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses can implement to protect bees and other pollinators. More More
RPN is Expanding Its Green Hardware Supplies Project
The Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) is seeking partners to participate in its Green Hardware Supplies Project, which helps government agencies, public institutions, and businesses identify and purchase environmentally preferable hardware supplies. More More
Recording Now Available for RPN's Webinar: Green Hardware Supplies
Learn how "green" hardware supplies can yield environmental, health, and economic benefits to your operations. More More
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