Sustainability Program


Responsible Purchasing Network


Oakland, CA

Project support for work to advance the development and implementation of sustainable procurement policies and practices in Maryland, Washington DC, and northern Virginia. With the requested funds RPN will provide technical support to help Maryland state officials develop environmental product specifications, evaluate bids to avoid ‘green-washing’; create a website to facilitate dissemination of environmentally responsible procurement across the state bureaucracy and to other public agencies and institutions, and establish a tracking system to measure expenditures, cost impacts and environmental and health benefits.