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Recording Now Available for RPN's Webinar: Advancing Safer Chemistry in Government Procurement

April 16, 2013

Source: RPN

RPN Webinar: Advancing Safer Chemistry in Government Procurement
Thursday, April 4, 2013
10:00 AM-11:30 AM PDT (1:00 PM-2:30 PM EDT)
Governments are among the largest institutional purchasers and can have a large influence in the marketplace for more sustainable products. Federal, state, and local policies are increasingly requiring government agencies to purchase less toxic products such as certified low-toxicity cleaners and paint, low-emitting furniture and building supplies, and low-mercury lighting equipment. 

This webinar covered:
  • State and federal initiatives to integrate "green" chemistry into purchasing decisions 
  • Policies that can promote the specification of low-toxicity goods and services 
  • Tools that are being developed to identify substances of concern and safer alternatives 
  • Opportunities for more effective collaboration in the future
This webinar featured:
  • Joel Tickner, Toxics Use Reduction Institute at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
  • Elizabeth Meer, New York Department of Environmental Conservation 
  • Dana Arnold, U.S. General Services Administration 
  • Edward H. Rau, Environmental Protection Division, National Institutes of Health
  • Alicia Culver, Executive Director, RPN (moderator)
Watch the webinar and download the slides at

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