By Mark Petruzzi, Green Seal Senior Vice President of Outreach and Strategic Relations
As a society, there are certainly those among us who are what can be politely termed “label conscious.”
From the hood ornament on the car to the small embroidered graphic on the front of the shirt, we are quite used to recognizing brand labels and making personal judgments one way or another about the quality of the item, the price of the item, and the person wearing/driving it. In an effort to expand your visual shopping horizons, I’m inviting you to take a look at some other labels the next time you find yourself behind the handle of a cart. Continue reading
“Our motto in the department is we clean with your health and welfare in mind.”
On October 11th, University of Virginia’s Building Services achieved Green Seal Certification to our GS-42 Standard, making them one of only three currently certified higher education facilities teams in the US. Since then, these environmental leaders have been enthusiastically spreading the word about their achievement.
Watch Ms. Buckingham speak to CBS 19 News below! Continue reading
GS Outreach Team Mark and Susan.
Last week, members of the Green Seal team joined many of our JanSan (Janitorial/Sanitation) clients in the Las Vegas Convention Center for the bustling annual trade show.
Our clients took pride in their Green Seal-certified products and demonstrated their environmental leadership by highlighting the Certified Mark, putting up GS-designed Anniversary Ribbons, and placing counter display in various locations of their booth (see photos below and on our facebook/Pinterest pages).
Our President/CEO Arthur Weissman has been with our nonprofit for 20 of its 25 years~!
Congratulations to the following companies with Green Seal-certified products that exhibited at ISSA 2013. It was pleasure to catch up briefly with your marketing and technical teams, and to begin brainstorming ambitious projects for this spring.
We look forward to a successful spring and can’t wait for ISSA 2014 in Orlando.
ISSA 2013 – Companies with Green Seal-certified Products
Reduce your community’s environmental footprint: Encourage your facilities team at your school, office, or gym to purchase third-party certified bathroom tissue.
By Jake Anderson, Green Seal Summer 2013 Intern
There’s that one product we all feel a bit uncomfortable talking about. But of course, we all use it.
What if I told you we could use the same amount of it and greatly reduce our impact on the environment? That might make it a little bit easier to talk about, right?
Toilet Paper (TP): First, let me flush out the general usage info for you. In a year, Americans consume 36.5 billion rolls* of TP and in one day we use 100 million rolls.* These numbers might sound unbelievable, but when an average American uses 57 sheets per day* it’s no wonder how we consume TP in such large quantities. Continue reading
By Arthur Weissman, Ph.D, Green Seal President/CEO
After several years in the planning, Green Seal’s Board of Directors finally established an Advisory Council this year. Beyond putting some well-known names on our roster, the Council is intended to broaden Green Seal’s reach to new audiences, especially consumers, and to connect us with thought-leaders in various areas of sustainability. My assistant, Kat, helped get the Council off and running, and her previous blog post offers greater detail about each of its members. I’d like to talk here about a recent experience I had with several of the Council members who live on the East Coast. Continue reading
By Kat Danaher, Executive Assistant to the CEO
Ladies and Gentlemen, to spice up an otherwise run-of-the-mill workday, we have a special treat for you.
Earlier this year, Green Seal was honored to launch its inaugural Advisory Council. The Council was formed to augment Green Seal’s Board of Directors by increasing our outreach to new audiences; helping to build our reputation in the public arena; and improving our access to cutting-edge thinking in science and technology, marketing, and communications.
This illustrious group offers a downright staggering array of expertise and achievements, and we invite you to take a few minutes to browse through their bios and links. Continue reading
This weekend, if you have a moment to pause between thrift store shopping for your/your child’s Halloween costume and pulling out your autumn sweaters from storage bins (Careful! Moth balls are toxic to children and pets), then sit down and catch up on your sustainability news:
This October we begin Green Seal’s 25th year, and we dedicate this one to our clients who have led their industries by manufacturing safer, healthier, and greener products. They have proven their commitment to sustainability by achieving Green Seal certification. Check out our poster which further describes why we are honoring our clients this year (published in Facility Cleaning Decisions).
By Claire Barnett, Executive Director, Healthy Schools Network
I am the founder and executive director of a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the many threats that unhealthy schools pose to children’s health and learning.
I’m also a parent. In fact, my organization’s roots lie in a shattering family experience: my younger son was poisoned by pesticides repeatedly applied at school. My son is grown now, with children of his own. But I vividly remember the sheer panic, then the anger and tears of frustration, and a new felt commitment to root reforms for children, as I learned how common environmental hazards were at all schools. Continue reading
By Arthur Weissman, Ph.D, Green Seal President/CEO
Green Seal was one of the first U.S. non-profit organizations (“NGOs”) to make the greening of the economy the focus of its efforts. We have worked from the start on promoting more sustainable business practices by identifying greener products and services in many categories and helping to catalyze market demand for them.
When I espoused this view of Green Seal years ago, the head of another environmental group, who happened to be on my Board, objected that his (advocacy) organization was also about greening the economy. No doubt he was correct. But there was a critical difference. Continue reading