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By Arthur Weissman, Ph.D, Green Seal President/CEO In a previous blog in this series [reference: “Our role in the sustainability movement: the nature of our work”], I made a distinction between the goals of Green Seal’s work and how we try to achieve them. I even objected to our being considered merely as an ecolabeling … Continue reading Our Role in the Sustainability Movement: Our Tools and Methods

By Kat Danaher, Executive Assistant to the CEO   Green Seal’s standard for Commercial and Institutional Cleaning Services (known to its friends as GS-42*) has come a long way since its launch on an early fall day in 2006. Just six certifications were awarded in the first two years, but by the time it was … Continue reading GS-42: LCA-based standard or academic overachiever?

Resourcefulness is fun.

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By Annie Maynard, Program Development Specialist Resourcefulness is fun. Crafting is fun. So let’s combine them in the office: workplace reuse and recycling projects. Every once in a while I like to print things out. It gives me a break from staring at the computer screen. I always default to double-sided printing, but if the … Continue reading Resourcefulness is fun.

By Andrew Beauchamp, Project Coordinator As an environmentally conscious individual who looks to reduce my impact through the goods and services I purchase, I often hear or see the phrase “eco-friendly” in advertisements. Thanks to the new FTC Green Guides, claims like this are no longer allowed to be made on packaging and advertisements. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Why “Eco-friendly” is like nails on a chalk board.

Our Summer Newsletter

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Happy Holidays from Green Seal! To celebrate Independence Day 2013, and a very productive spring, we’ve released our Summer Newsletter. Enjoy the newsletter on our website, download Summer Newsletter, or click individual articles from the list below. Any compliments or questions about these articles? Comment on this blog post. We’d love to hear from you.

By Arthur Weissman, Ph.D, Green Seal President/CEO “Did we get the Green Seal? Did we get the Green Seal?” Covered with grease from head to toe, the mechanic came running to me from underneath the mail truck he was maintaining. I smiled appreciatively at his interest, but had to tell him that I was just … Continue reading Telling anecdotes from GS history: the mechanic at USPS, and other morale stories