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.
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.
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.
What’s new with Green Seal? Read on…. In This Issue: ISSA 2013 in Las Vegas, Nov. 19 – 21 Arthur publishes book: In the Light of Humane Nature We welcome talented new staff to Green Seal’s Certification and Science & Standards Departments Upcoming Events Congratulations to our new clients Any compliments or questions about these articles? Comment on this blog post. We’d love to hear from you.