Archive for February, 2009

Site makes it easy for companies to make green cleaning product purchases

Native Green, a certified Native American owned company, has announced the launch of GoNativeGreen.com. This informative commercial website makes it easy to find and purchase the right green cleaning products to meet the emerging green building standards and green purchasing policies. The efficient direct purchasing model significantly reduces the cost to “go green” while improving our global and personal environments. In conjunction with this announcement, Native Green is also launching a green sales mentoring program designed to develop salespeople who specialize in the areas of green products, technology and legislation for Native Green and its affiliates. “President Barack Obama and his team are swiftly moving towards green job creation, and we are doing our part as well. As a former chairman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, I understand the challenges in creating jobs for Native Americans and the citizens of our country, while respecting our environment. The new products and website, mixed with good people, will help Native Green meet those challenges,” commented Charlie Colombe, chairman and CEO of Native Green. The company’s new suite of green products range from earth friendly cleaning and maintenance products that improve safety and air quality in buildings, schools, and health care facilities, to trash can liners made from at least 50% post consumer recycled plastic, along with recycled plastic cleaning tools, micro-fiber mops, micro-fiber towels, and energy saving compact fluorescent lighting. Each product plays an important role in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (green building) certification along with contributing to the green purchasing commitments made by many educational and government organizations.

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February 22, 2009 at 10:30 pm

SaveOnEnergy.com launches SaveOnGreenEnergy.com

Dallas-based SaveOnEnergy.com, a national energy marketing firm, announced the launch of SaveOnGreenEnergy.com, their new renewable energy website. SaveOnGreenEnergy.com is a one-stop source for green energy information and solutions created to help customers navigate the emerging green energy market. Whether for the home or office, SaveOnGreenEnergy.com has done the work for the customer by finding competitive green energy solutions allowing consumers to lower their electric bill while helping the planet.  The company is the result of a unique synergy between the convenience of online capabilities and the numerous renewable and environmentally-conscious options available in the energy market. SaveOnGreenEnergy.com offers the tools to easily find, compare and order green energy services by connecting customers to a select group of pre-qualified green energy providers offering competitive rates and substantial savings.  “We strongly believe in renewable energy efficiency and feel SaveOnGreenEnergy.com will be extremely well received by customers looking for the best in green and environmentally-aware products,” said Brent Moore, founder and CEO of SaveOnEnergy.com. “The new site will help customers find the lowest rates in competitive green energy markets while finding quality green energy suppliers.”

February 18, 2009 at 10:16 am

ecomii launches new food blog

ecomii, a popular online green lifestyle destination that reached over 1.3 million people during the month of January, has announced the launch of a new food blog dedicated to helping people eat better with natural and organic foods. The ecomii food blog empowers people to eat smart with easy ways to make quick healthy meals and shopping tips for finding the freshest ingredients.  “Consumers continue to migrate toward a more health-conscious socially-minded lifestyle, with ecomii attracting millions of visitors in January 2009,” said Todd O’Donald, ecomii co-founder and managing director. “As part of our mission to raise environmental consciousness and help people pursue a greener lifestyle, we will continue to invest in creating the most comprehensive and trusted resource available on the web.”  The food blog is the latest addition to ecomii’s series of green lifestyle blogs including: simple living, parenting, business, renewable energy, car, green building and politics.

February 18, 2009 at 10:15 am

Green Mountain Coffee issues RFP to nonprofits working to change climate change

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is looking for potential solutions to one of the world’s most pressing challenges: climate change. The Vermont-based company has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from nonprofit organizations working to change climate change, with specific focus on four areas: transportation-related emissions, threats to coffee-growing communities, building political will, and individual empowerment. GMCR will award four $200,000 grants, each payable over five years. The grants will be presented to four organizations – one for each of the four focus areas. The grants are part of Changing Climate Change, GMCR’s company-wide initiative that also includes operational initiatives, employee incentives to reduce carbon emissions, and the purchase of carbon offsets. “Climate change is not a problem that can be solved by a single entity, whether it’s government, business, civil society or individuals,” says Michael Dupee, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. “We believe the long-term solution will come from the combined efforts of all. We don’t need to wait for government direction to take steps to understand, reduce, and mitigate our share of greenhouse gas emissions.” The RFP will be promoted through JustMeans.com, the fastest-growing online community focused on corporate social and environmental responsibility. Progress on the RFP can also be monitored by following GMCR’s corporate social responsibility efforts on Twitter: @BrewBetterWorld. The synopses of each submission will be available for public review, comment and expressions of support by JustMeans.com users until March 20. Finalists for each focus area will be reposted on the micro-site and available for additional comments and expressions of support from March 28 to April 3. Winners will be notified by April 8 and announced publicly on Earth Day, April 22, 2009.

February 18, 2009 at 10:13 am

MacEachern’s Big Green Purse finalist in Books for a Better Life Award

Congratulations to our good friend Diane MacEachern, the founder and CEO of Big Green Purse.  Her book, Big Green Purse:  Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World, is a finalist for the prestigious Books for a Better Life Award given annually by the New York City Chapter of the National MS Society.  The winner will be announced Monday, February 23rd during an awards ceremony at the Millennium Broadway Hotel.  In addition Diane will also be featured in the April issue of Glamour magazine as one of the country’s top women leaders on the environment! 

February 16, 2009 at 12:22 pm

National Geographic Green Guide, EVO.com, GenGreenLife.com launch green online destination

National Geographic Green Guide (www.thegreenguide.com), EVO.com and GenGreenLife.com have announced the formation of a one-of-a-kind, green online destination where consumers can find reliable information on green products and lifestyle tips, make eco-conscious purchases and discover how to find and support local eco-friendly businesses. “Our readers come to http://www.thegreenguide.com for tips on conservation and ideas on how to live greener lifestyles on a budget,” said Wendy Gordon, founder of National Geographic Green Guide. “Through our partnership with EVO.com and GenGreenLife.com, our editorial will now be complemented with resources that enable readers to purchase green products directly on the site and find out more information about local green businesses and services.”  EVO.com (www.evo.com) provides the National Geographic Green Guide site an immediate e-commerce option for purchasing more than 20,000 green products in various lifestyle categories, from clothing and household items to gadgets and automobiles. EVO.com aggregates goods from both large retailers and smaller boutiques to create a unique blend of familiar brands alongside cool, new discoveries. Each product and service offered on EVO.com has been carefully filtered to evaluate its social and environmental impact. In addition, GenGreen has created a comprehensive resource of local green businesses and organizations helping Green Guide readers find green options close to home. The GenGreen Web site (www.GenGreenLife.com) has an extensive online green directory that makes local sustainable living easy for conscientious consumers everywhere. With more than 35,000 listings, in all 50 states and more than 5,400 cities, of neighborhood organic restaurants, local recycling centers, non-toxic dry cleaners, green pet stores, eco-friendly hiking trails, green jobs, green events and more, GenGreenLife.com helps consumers live greener lives while focusing locally.

February 16, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Save the Planet and Win helps companies neutralize their customers’ carbon footprints

Save the Planet and Win, an environmental social network that encourages everyone to lower their carbon footprint in an online community of like-minded members, is giving green companies a great way to spread environmental awareness and help neutralize their customers’ carbon footprints. The new Save the Planet Partner Program is a collective effort to counter global warming through mass collaboration and carbon awareness.  Save the Planet partners request free AddOffset cards to hand out to customers at their establishment, or send along with their products and services through the mail. Card recipients simply visit the Save the Planet and Win website; enter the redemption code on the card, and Save the Planet and Win offsets 19.6 cubic feet of carbon — equivalent to one gallon of gas. The partner company’s logo and a short message brands the offset and tells the customer who helped offset that carbon.  “By offering our AddOffset cards or other products, companies help their customers realize and neutralize some of the carbon they put in the air,” said Luis Prestamo, COO of Save the Planet and Win. “It’s an effective way to encourage consumers to monitor their personal greenhouse emissions 

February 16, 2009 at 12:10 pm

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