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Director's Corner: Saving Green--Money and Resources--Through Purchasing

November 17, 2009

Source: Reponsible Purchasing Network

Our aim is to collect and share the experiences of the Responsible Purchasing Network with its members to provide you with the best information on how to save money through socially and environmentally purchasing and best practices. The resulting Purchasing Guide will be offered as a benefit of membership.

A common misperception I encounter while speaking at events across the country is that socially and environmentally preferable products cost more than conventional products. A variety of these preferable products cost less than their conventional counterparts, either upfront or over a period of time. They can also save more resources through lower disposal– or end of life– costs, and higher energy as well as water savings, for example.

By compiling the wealth of purchasing experiences among RPN members, this new Guide will serve as an invaluable tool for you and the people and institutions you serve. With your survey responses we will do just that to provide a holiday gift of our own that will keep on giving well into the future.

Please be sure to submit your responses by November 24th.

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