Responsible Purchasing Network

RPN is project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a non-profit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

If you have questions, want to learn more about becoming a member, or want to check your membership status, please email us or call our office at 510.547.5475.

Become a Member

RPN has four different membership packages, designed to help organizations at different stages of their responsible purchasing program development and implementation.

If you want to learn about responsible purchasing best practices, but do not need in-depth support with your purchasing programs, check out Membership Package #1.

If you need help with training program staff and/or vendors, consider Membership Package #2.

If you are developing or revising your purchasing policy and/or updating or expanding your programs and practices, Membership Package #3 offers great support to organizations like yours.

If you are writing specifications, going out to bid, evaluating vendors, developing contracts, or wanting to work with others to leverage your purchasing power, consider Membership Package #4.

Membership Package #1: Basic Membership

This package enables RPN members to access webinars, purchasing guides, and other tools on a wide range of sustainable purchasing topics.

Member Benefits

Organization Type

Federal Agency

State Agency (State population less than 5 million)
State Agency (State population 5 million - 20 million)
State Agency (State population greater than 20 million)

Local Government (Population less than 15,000)
Local Government (Population 15,000 - 250,000)
Local Government (Population greater than 250,000)

Educational Institution (Student population less than 5,000)
Educational Institution (Student population 5,000 - 20,000)
Educational Institution (Student population greater than 20,000)

Nonprofit Organization

Business (Annual revenues less than $10 million)
Business (Annual revenues between $10 million - $99 million)
Business (Annual revenues between $100 million - $999 million)
Business (Annual revenues $1 billion or more)


Membership Package #2: Training Focus

This package helps RPN members train their staff on a responsible purchasing topic of their choice. RPN provides the training through a webinar customized to meet the member’s needs.

Member Benefits

Membership Package #2


Membership Package #3: Policy and Program Development Focus

This package is designed to help RPN members that are developing a new or updated sustainable purchasing policy and/or program.

Member Benefits

Membership Package #3


Membership Package #4: Implementation Focus

This package is designed to help RPN members implement a specific sustainable purchasing initiative of their choice.

Member Benefits

Membership Package #4