Responsible Purchasing Network

Responsible Purchasing Network Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) is an international network of buyers dedicated to socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing. http://www.responsiblepurchasing.org
The Responsible Purchasing Network is committed to leveraging the power of responsible procurement to conserve resources, mitigate pollution and waste, and promote a healthy economy. Conventional institutional procurement of products and services throughout the United States often results in extensive negative impacts on public health and the environment. We are committed to the identification, utilization and dissemination of standards and practices that minimize or eliminate destructive impacts without compromising performance or cost-effectiveness.

01/18/2012
RPN Webinar: Green Purchasing 101 and New/Prospective Member Orientation

Last change to register for RPN's Green Purchasing 101 webinar tomorrow!
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/588299272

Whether you are already an RPN member or simply made a New Year’s resolution to purchase more responsible products for your organization, please join the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) for our free Orientation Webinar and introduction to sustainable purchasing on January 18. We will be dis...

12/22/2011
RPN Webinar: Green Purchasing 101 and New/Prospective Member Orientation

Please join RPN for a free webinar on January 18, 2012 from 11-12 (PST)

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/588299272

During this orientation webinar, RPN will cover: - The basics to green purchasing, including what is environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP), how to avoid greenwashing, green purchasing policies, successful case studies, and more - Green purchasing resources available through the Responsible...

12/12/2011
The Real Deal on Certifications and Seals | Sustainable Brands

Free webinar on eco-labels and their relationship with FTC guidelines.

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/events/webinars/seals_and_certifications

[Free Webinar] The Brand Geek, Lara Pearson, of Rimon Law Group. high-profile, high-dollar class action law suits for “false green claims” are becoming all the more common.While organizations like GreenBlue are launching new logos intended specifically to comply with the anticipated realea…

RPN Member, San Francisco, wins World Top Green City award at COP17 in DurbanContinue reading on Examiner.com San Franci...
12/06/2011
WorldGBC Awards SF with Best City Policy for Green Building

RPN Member, San Francisco, wins World Top Green City award at COP17 in Durban

Continue reading on Examiner.com San Francisco wins World Top Green City award at COP17 in Durban - National South Africa Travel | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/south-africa-travel-in-national/san-francisco-wins-world-top-green-city-award-at-cop17-durban#ixzz1fnBNmDYm

Dec 5th, 2011 - At the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-17) today in Durban, South Africa, San Francisco was awarded as the overall winner of the World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Awards for Excellence in City Policy for Green Building.

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12/05/2011
RPN (@RPN) on Twitter

Want to stay up to date on the latest responsible purchasing news? Follow RPN on Twitter! http://twitter.com/#!/RPN

Sign up for Twitter to follow RPN (@RPN). An international network of buyers dedicated to socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing.

10/13/2011
Green Purchasing 2.0: No Compromising on Cost & Performance

{Webinar} Tune in now for Green Purchasing 2.0: No Compromising on Cost & Performance with National Association of Counties (NACo) http://bit.ly/oj3owY

“No matter the environmental benefits, green products that cost more and perform worse than traditional products are not sustainable.” This is the new mantra working its way through the manufacturing and purchasing fields—resulting in a rethinking of green purchasing. An increasing number of countie...

RPN Fall Newsletter is hot off the presses!
10/05/2011
Responsible Purchasing Update - Fall

RPN Fall Newsletter is hot off the presses!

The fall newsletter is here! Read on for RPN program news, member spotlights, webinar announcements, event listings, and more!

Attention Bay Area Purchasers! Join us for Sustainable Purchasing: Products and Practices that Save Time and Money on No...
09/22/2011
EPP

Attention Bay Area Purchasers! Join us for Sustainable Purchasing: Products and Practices that Save Time and Money on November 3rd in Oakland. For more information, the day's agenda and to register online visit: http://1.usa.gov/n1BDor

Two new eco-label webinars this week!
06/14/2011
Register Today for RPN's Upcoming Webinars

Two new eco-label webinars this week!

In the increasingly crowded green products marketplace, eco-labels play a vital role. More and more, consumers, both individual and institutional, are seeing claims such as “recycled,” “non-toxic” and “chlorine-free,” to name a few. When credible, eco-labels authenticate these claims, they giv

Compostable Food Service Ware Webinar recording and presentation slides now available to RPN members! Watch online to le...
05/18/2011
Responsible Purchasing Network :: Webinar Materials

Compostable Food Service Ware Webinar recording and presentation slides now available to RPN members! Watch online to learn about how to start or advance your composting program at http://www.responsiblepurchasing.org/webinars/index.php

Not an RPN member, yet? Join here http://www.responsiblepurchasing.org/store/index.php?id=1

This comprehensive Webinar is geared to both experienced "green" purchasers and those just getting started and covered important aspects of a successful food service ware program from an environmental purchasing perspective, and explained how to conduct product performance testing. It will

04/28/2011
RPN Webinar: Sustainable Purchasing for Higher Education

Register today for RPN's next webinar taking place May 4th from 11:00AM-12:00PM PDT

Please join the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) for a free Webinar on how to promote

04/25/2011
Earth Year: Changing the Conversation Around Earth Day

RPN mentioned in the Huffington Post!

Imagine the year 1970, Earth Day had just been founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson with the intention to teach the U.S. about our earth and begin the nationwide conversation about the protection of it. Denis Hayes was the national coordinator in 1970 and took the mission international in

04/22/2011

Happy Earth Day from the RPN team! What are you doing on this day, and beyond, to make a difference in your pocket of the world?

The recording and slides from RPN's Webinar, "National Healthy Schools Day," are now available. http://www.responsiblepu...
04/19/2011
Responsible Purchasing Network :: Webinar Materials

The recording and slides from RPN's Webinar, "National Healthy Schools Day," are now available.

http://www.responsiblepurchasing.org/webinars/#schoolswebinar

In this Webinar, Alicia Culver, Director of the Responsible Purchasing Network, helped schools learn how to spot false “green” marketing claims (“greenwashing”) and procure products that have substantiated environmental benefits. She also gave examples of schools that have reduced chemi

New RPN webinars announced! Sign up now to reserve your spot!
04/12/2011
Register Today for RPN's Upcoming Webinars

New RPN webinars announced! Sign up now to reserve your spot!

The Responsible Purchasing Network is continuously developing new resources and information to share with our members. Here is a list of upcoming webinars we hope you will join us for.

RPN Newsletter hot off the presses!
04/05/2011
Responsible Purchasing Update - March/April

RPN Newsletter hot off the presses!

Get up to date with the latest edition of the RPN Newsletter. Featuring member news, upcoming webinars, eco-label calendar updates and much more!

03/30/2011
Introduction to the State Electronics Challenge

Register today for tomorrow's free webinar hosted by the Northeast Recycling Council! 11am-12pm (EDT)

Learn how to decrease the environmental footprint of your computer equipment through participation in the State Electronics Challenge. The Challenge is a free program that provides support to state, tribal, regional, and local governments for life cycle stewardship of computer equipment.

Couldn't make the webinar? Fear not, the slides and audio are now posted on our website! Click the link below to get cau...
01/25/2011
Responsible Purchasing Network :: Webinar Materials

Couldn't make the webinar? Fear not, the slides and audio are now posted on our website! Click the link below to get caught up on what you missed.

Whether you are a new RPN member, or someone who is wondering how to purchase more green products for your organization, please join the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) for our Orientation Webinar. We will be discussing all of the green procurement resources available to

01/07/2011

Happy New Year everyone! Be sure to start 2011 off right with our Sustainable Purchasing 101 + RPN Orientation Webinar! Register today, and tune in January 19th.

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