Teleconference: Purchasing Environmentally and Socially Responsible Computers

The Responsible Purchasing Network is hosting a free teleconference on purchasing environmentally and socially responsible computers on Tuesday, July 25, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT. The call will feature presentations by experts in the field and conclude with a question and answer period.

The teleconference will include presentations by:

Scot Case, EPEAT Program Customer Services and Relations Manager, Green Electronics Council
Mr. Case will discuss the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), the new procurement tool designed to help institutions identify green computers.

Dmitriy Nikolayev, Facilities & Environmental Services Procurement Manager, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Operational Services Division
Mr. Nikolayev will offer advice on how to incorporate environmental concerns into procurement specifications based on Massachusetts’ experience.

Michael Starkey, Sustainable Technologies Projects Coordinator, Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
Mr. Starkey will address additional social justice concerns to consider when purchasing computers.

Kelly Panciera, Responsible Purchasing Network Research & Membership Associate, New American Dream
Ms. Panciera will share suggested social justice language for inclusion in computers contracts.

To register for the call, please send your contact information to rpn@newdream.org. Include your name, organization, position, mailing address, phone, and email. Shortly before the call, all registered participants will be sent the teleconference number and access code. A link to the speakers’ PowerPoint presentations will also be provided.

If you have additional questions, please contact kelly@newdream.org.

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