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
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
By Arthur Weissman, Ph.D, Green Seal President/CEO As long as I’ve been at Green Seal, I’ve found it difficult to give people a satisfactory cocktail-party response when they ask where I work and what I do. I can say, of course, that Green Seal is an environmental certification organization or ecolabeling program, and (when I … Continue reading Green Seal – Not Simply a Certifier…
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
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.
By Arthur Weissman, Ph.D, Green Seal President/CEO I am delighted to welcome you to this inaugural Green Seal blog! Green Seal is excited that social media allows us to reach our constituencies more effectively, including the consumer – who is responsible for 70% of the economy. As a child (and son of a doctor), I … Continue reading Transforming the Marketplace for Over 20 Years
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