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Carbon Conscious Communities Cut Emissions with Procurement

May 12, 2008

Source: Responsible Purchasing Network

RPN has selected six government agencies to work with in 2008 to help them use procurement strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within their communities. This effort by RPN and the selected agencies is a key component of New American Dream’s “Carbon Conscious Consumer” (C3) Campaign. 

Phase one of the campaign began in late 2007, challenging individuals to take personal steps each month to reduce their carbon emissions. The second phase takes the program to the community level and will involve New American Dream staff working with citizens as RPN works directly with government agencies to help them achieve large-scale reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions. 

The selected jurisdictions are: The City of Montpelier, VT; California Department of General Services; the District of Columbia Department of the Environment and three adjacent counties—Fairfax Co., VA; Montgomery Co., MD; and Howard Co., MD.

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