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Subject: New Frontiers Teleconference Series
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 17:27:20 -0500
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You Are Invited to Participate!
Attendance Is Limited. So Sign Up Now!
New Frontiers Teleconferences Series
Tales from the Front Lines: Eliminating Toxic Substances
Our Upcoming Teleconference
****       November 30, 2005
 From the ABCs to PBTs:
Environmentally Preferable Paper Specifications 
How much paper do you purchase? In the United States, we use 99 million tons of paper per year. The economic and environmental implications of paper are huge. 
You can participate in making paper purchasing decisions for you and your community. You don't necessarily need to spend more money to improve the quality of the products you are procuring.
Some paper types release toxic substances during manufacturing, use, and disposal, including some highly persistent, bioaccumulative toxins (PBTs). These toxins are released into the environment, where they can build up in the food chain and ultimately threaten human health. 
"From the ABCs to the PBTs, Environmentally Preferable Paper Specifications" provides purchasing agents with an overview of the economic and environmental issues. Part of this program will give purchasing agents the resources they need to write clear specifications for environmentally preferable paper that meets current performance standards and will not negatively affect the bottom line.
Speakers include experts from manufacturing and environmental organizations, who will speak about the challenges of making ecological purchases while staying within budget.
This teleconference series is intended to educate procurement and environmental professionals about products that contain PBTs and to explain how they can select cost-effective, environmentally preferable alternatives that meet their needs. This is an opportunity to learn and to ask questions of environmental experts, procurement specialists, and your peers without leaving your office!
This teleconference series, co-sponsored by INFORM and the Great Lakes Protection Fund, is free of charge for state, county, and municipal organizations, including universities and colleges, in the Great Lakes Region. 
Wednesday, November 30, 2005, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EST)
 From the ABCs to PBTs: Environmentally Preferable Paper Specifications 
Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EST)
Vinyl: Fast, Cheap, and Dangerous: Vinyl-Free Construction Projects
Who Should Attend: State, county, and municipal purchasers; building construction and maintenance personnel; and environmental professionals. PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO INTERESTED COLLEAGUES!!!!
How to register: Fill out the attached registration form. Please specify which teleconference(s) you would like to attend. Email the form to teleconference@InformInc.org OR fax it to INFORM at 212-361-2412. A registration confirmation with a teleconference phone number and detailed agenda will be sent to all registered participants by email. Participants will also receive a web address so they can access presentations and other resources online during the teleconference.
We'd like to hear from you: On the registration form, please let us know (1) if there are other topics that interest you and (2) if you are unable to participate on these dates. Depending on demand, we will consider scheduling additional teleconferences. 
INFORM is a national, nonprofit, environmental research and outreach organization based in New York City. For more than 30 years, INFORM has been educating professionals and the public about effective environmentally preferable approaches to conducting business.
For more information please, contact:
Cynthia Blayer
Chemical Hazards Prevention Program
120 Wall Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-361-2400, ext. 223
Email: blayer@informinc.org

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