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Dishwasher Dilemmas

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By Daniel Pedersen, Ph.D., Director of Science & Standards Which Dishwashers and Washers Are  Better: High Heat or Low Temperature ? A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from Cerise Bridges, our Certification Specialist, who conducts certification reviews for service providers: hotels and cleaning companies. She makes sure that our certified service providers meet … Continue reading Dishwasher Dilemmas

My So-Called Environmentalist Life

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By Brie Welzer, Marketing & Communications Associate I began my work at Green Seal only ten short months ago (Sept. 2012), happily combining my previous positions in environmental consulting and science communications. In my career and personal life since I can remember, I’ve considered myself an environmentalist:  an enthusiastic girl scout in grade school, a … Continue reading My So-Called Environmentalist Life

Worldwide Web of Ecolabels

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By Linda Chipperfield, Vice President of Marketing & Communications Have you heard about the Nordic Swan? How about the German Blue Angel or the Eco Mark in Japan? Did you know that there are over 110,000 products and services independently certified as having a reduced environmental footprint, offered by over 12,000 companies worldwide? These certifiers … Continue reading Worldwide Web of Ecolabels

Welcome to the GS Blog.

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  By Brie Welzer, Marketing Associate Welcome, sustainability professionals, environmentalists, and green business wonks to the Green Seal blog! We are excited to launch this informative and captivating forum. Through this blog, we hope to share lessons learned and helpful habits developed over years of ecolabeling and environmental work. Various Green Seal team members will … Continue reading Welcome to the GS Blog.

Hold the VOCs, Please

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  By Mary Swanson, Green Seal’s Vice President of Certification Editors’ Note: This is the first in a series about how we look at chemicals and chemical products. Like people, chemicals have character traits, including whether they are calm and easy going or volatile. Volatile people are more likely to fly off the handle; volatile … Continue reading Hold the VOCs, Please