Best Practices in Green Purchasing on May 24 // Green Cleaning on May 23


Best Practices in Green Purchasing Workshop
featuring the Responsible Purchasing Network

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Washington University, Steinberg Auditorium

hosted by St Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium
and sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency
The Responsible Purchasing Network is hosting a FREE workshop at Washington University on May 24th! With support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the St Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium is excited to welcome RPN Executive Director Alicia Culver for an in-depth look at how our institutions can put their purchasing dollars to better use. 

This is a remarkable resource – coming specifically to our region through a unique opportunity made possible by EPA funding – not to be missed! This morning workshop is open to all those interested in influencing purchasing decisions, but an RSVP is required. Please contact Katy Mike Smaistrla to RSVP.

Green Cleaning Workshop

Wednesday, May 23
10:00 – 11:30am

Are you a user or vendor of cleaning products? Then you will find value in this special workshop opportunity.  The City of St. Louis will host a free Green Cleaning workshop on Wednesday, May 23, 2012from 10:00 to 11:30 am in the first floor conference room of City Hall West located at 1520 Market Street, St. Louis, MO. There is limited on-street parking, a parking garage at Scottrade Center. Union Station Metrolink.

This workshop will be conducted by Alicia Culver, Director of the Responsible Purchasing Network and co-author of Cleaning for Health: Products and Practices for a Safer Indoor Environment.

Workshop Description

Find out how workplace cleaning impacts indoor air and water quality, employee health, and purchasing costs. Participants will learn about certified “green” cleaning products that:

  • are safer for workers and the environment
  • are safer for workers and the environment
  • can save you money
  • perform as well – or better – than conventional cleaning products
  • can earn LEED “green” building credits
  • protect buyers again false or unsubstantiated environmental claims (“greenwashing”)

An overview of best practices for safely handling and diluting cleaning chemicals and disinfectants (including compliance with OSHA regulations and CDC guidelines) will also be provided. Custodial staff and product vendors are encouraged to attend.

Register for the Green Cleaning workshop at


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