Lead Author: Courtney Godwin, Responsible Purchasing Network
Contributors: Matt Kittell, Responsible Purchasing Network; Michele Levy, Center for a New American Dream; Christina Moretti, Responsible Purchasing Network; Dave Tilford, Responsible Purchasing Network
Project Director: Chris O’Brien, Responsible Purchasing Network
Layout and Graphics: Kim Puchir, Center for a New American Dream
Advisors and Reviewers: Rich Anderson, United States Conference of Mayors; Chuck Bell, Consumers Union; Vicki Bennett, Salt Lake City, UT; Karl Bruskotter, City of Santa Monica; David Burdick, Sustainable Steps; Jeff Doughty, Spectrum Water Coolers; Dieter Fenkart-Fröschl, American Museum of Natural History; Chris Geiger, City of San Francisco; Nick Guroff, Corporate Accountability International; Mark Hays, Corporate Accountability International; Gigi Kellett, Corporate Accountability International; Fred Mellon, Aqua Pure Technologies; Eric Nelson, King County, WA; Jennifer Mellon Peterson, Aqua Pure Technologies; Brett Rosenberg, United States Conference of Mayors; Tracy Rysavy, Co-op America; Kristi Weidemann, Consumers Union; Jessica Wolf, National Geographic Green Guide.
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