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Vietnam: Higher Education Development Policy Program

Jeffrey Waite, Lead Education Specialist highlights the issues of higher education in Vietnam and how WB is helping the country in this sector.
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Cervical Cancer Prevention Training Program to Launch in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Cervical Cancer Prevention Training Program to Launch in Port-au-Prince, Haiti











Dr. Rachel Masch trains a Haitian physician in visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) screening, a low-cost method used to detect cervical pre-cancers.


New York, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

Basic Health International (BHI) is excited to announce that Direct Relief International will support a cervical cancer prevention training program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti for health care educators and providers at St. Damien’s Hospital. Dr. Rachel Masch, BHI board member and long-time volunteer will lead the initiative.

Direct Relief will work with BHI to increase the capacity of medical professionals at St. Luc to prevent the disease using low-cost screening and treatment techniques. The Direct Relief sponsored program will support delegations of skilled BHI physicians who will train local doctors at St. Luc to identify pre-cancerous cells, using Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA), and to treat pre-cancerous cells with a freezing technique called cryotherapy.

This program will train 30-40 local physicians, through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience, to screen and treat women for cervical cancer. BHI will use its proven method developed in El Salvador to train community health workers to work directly with the community to increase awareness of cervical cancer and to inform women that free screenings and treatment will be available.

It is anticipated that 300-500 women will receive services during each of the training delegations. Once the training sessions are completed, the equipment used by the medical delegations will be donated to the local physicians, enabling them to incorporate VIA screening into their overall standard of care.

This project will launch in January, in recognition of cervical cancer awareness month, with scheduled training workshops to begin in March of 2013. BHI and St. Damien’s Hospital collaboration will occur over a 3-year period.

Basic Health International believes that no woman should die from cervical cancer. Founded in 2005, BHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cervical cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean through innovative, low-cost, low technology screening and treatment methods. BHI also provides medical training, policy guidance, and research on cervical cancer issues in the developing world. BHI’s efforts have now been focused on the Caribbean country Haiti.

Haiti suffers from one of the highest cervical cancer rates in the world. In 2000, the International Agency on Research for Cancer estimated that Haiti has the highest incidence of cervical cancer in the Western Hemisphere at 93.9 per 100,000 women. Cervical cancer as the leading cause of female deaths in Haiti and that the mortality rate is more than 30 times higher than in the United States (Partners in Health, 2010).























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World’s First Gay Men with Erectile Dysfunction Support Program Developed by Malecare Cancer Support

World’s First Gay Men with Erectile Dysfunction Support Program Developed by Malecare Cancer Support











Malecare Gay Men’s Health Support


NewYork, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2012

A new support group program for gay and bisexual men presenting with erectile dysfunction and impotence has been developed by the national nonprofit gay men’s health organization, Malecare. GayED.org includes in-person and on-line support groups, on-line lecture series and teleconferences and will also promote research into the unique issues gay men with erectile dysfunction face.

“GayEd.org responds to a problem facing gay men throughout the world,” said Darryl Mitteldorf, LCSW, the social worker who is Malecare’s Executive Director.

“GayED provides peer to peer support and great advice and information on treatments and techniques for having love filled and intimate relationships between men who enjoy sex with other men. It doesn’t matter if your impotence is caused by prostate cancer treatment or emotional issues…GayED.org will be there to help you” Mr. Mitteldorf reported.

Malecare facilitated the first gay men with erectile dysfunction support groups as an outgrowth of it’s work in prostate cancer, in 2002 and started to develop them into a comprehensive national program starting in 2011. The online support group at http://www.gayed.org launched Monday, July 9, 2012. The groups are supervised by Malecare’s volunteer social workers and psychologists.

“Gay men deal with impotence differently than straight men. The GayED.org support group is a lifesaver for me,” said Fred S., a 59 year old out gay man who is suffering impotence from diabetes.

About Malecare Gay Men’s Health Support

Founded in 1998, Malecare is America’s first and still only gay focused men’s health support and advocacy national nonprofit organization. Focused mainly on cancer survivorship, Malecare is known as the founding organization for gay men with prostate cancer support groups and is a leader in promoting research in LGBT cancer survivorship. More information can be found at malecare.org.























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Boardwalk Porsche Announces Mike Marsh Has Completed Year-Long Executive Management Training Program

Boardwalk Porsche Announces Mike Marsh Has Completed Year-Long Executive Management Training Program











Mike Marsh receives his GMEP certificate of completion from Robin Cunningham (L) and Dennis Gregg of the NCM Institute.

Plano, TX (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

Boardwalk Porsche, an automotive dealership serving the Plano area, today announced that Mike Marsh, General Manager, has graduated from the NCM Institute’s year-long General Management Executive Program, a comprehensive executive development training program for auto dealership managers. Marsh attended a series of six 2½ day training sessions conducted over an 11-month period at the NCM Institute’s training facilities in Kansas City, completing the training on June 6th. The automotive industry is ultra-competitive and there is a high demand for well trained, customer focused executives that can create a good buying experience for vehicle shoppers, while continuing to successfully market and grow the dealership.

Happy to be among the graduates of the General Management Executive Program, Mike Marsh had this to say about the program, “The GMEP process was demanding, but a great learning experience. Now I’m eager to put the knowledge I’ve acquired to work here at Boardwalk Porsche to take our customer experience to the next level.” Marsh was one of 18 dealership executives and general managers from across the U.S. who successfully completed the rigorous training program which began on August 1, 2012.

“The management team at Boardwalk all feel strongly about continuing education for all of our staff and are proud of Mike for completing this program with NCM. Boardwalk believes that there is no better investment than in our people and we will continue to challenge each member of our team to learn and grow every day,” stated Ken Ambrose, Senior Vice President with Boardwalk Auto Group.

The General Management Executive Program is administered by the NCM® Institute Center for Automotive Retail Excellence and is designed to equip current and future automotive dealership executives for long-term success in retail automotive management. With emphasis in dealership financial and operational best practices, the program prepares students with the executive leadership skills necessary to successfully manage a retail automotive operation, where they must balance the volatility of the industry with the myriad operational decisions that drive the profitability of their dealerships.

NCM’s president and chief executive officer, Paul A. Faletti Jr., lauded the dealerships for their collective commitment to investing in their future leaders and for their dedication to promoting excellence and integrity in the industry. “We are an organization devoted to helping our automotive retail clients succeed,” he explained. “Without question, the most successful operators are those who invest in their people, giving them the tools and resources they need to be the best they can be.”    

To learn more about Boardwalk Porsche call 888-733-5204 or visit http://www.boardwalkporsche.com. For information about the General Management Executive Program or the NCM Institute, visit http://www.ncm20.com/GMEP or call 866.756.2620.

About Boardwalk Porsche

Boardwalk Porsche is honored to be a Porsche Premier Dealer. Staffed with the finest sales professionals and automotive technicians in the business, Boardwalk Porsche translates Porsche’s legendary track proficiency into an extraordinary customer experience. As a member of Boardwalk Auto Group, Boardwalk Porsche cultivates a focus on top-flight performance serving Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano, Texas. Boardwalk Porsche is one of the highest-rated Porsche dealerships in America at Boardwalk Porsche on DealerRater.com.

About Boardwalk Auto Group

Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Porsche, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Volkswagen.

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Sustainable Living Program, Environment 185, ESLP, Lecture 1, UCLA

Scott Sherman on “Introductions, Footprints, and Empowerment,” as part of theEducation for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP). ESLP is a student designed, student developed, and student facilitated program offered through UCLA’s Institute of the Environment. ESLP runs a Lecture Series which brings guest speakers from UCLA and across the country to speak on specialized subjects including food systems, green business, organic gardens, sustainable living, the green economy, environmental justice, transportation, as well as sustainability projects across Los Angeles. More information can be found at www.eslp-la.com. Scott Sherman is a founder of the Transformative Action Institute (TIA), devoted to training a new generation of social entrepreneurs, innovators, visionaries and problem-solvers for the 21st century. www.transformativeaction.org Some clips and images may have been blurred or removed to avoid copyright infringement. * See all the UCLA Education for Sustainable Living classes in this series: www.youtube.com * See more courses from UCLA: www.youtube.com * See more from UCLA’s main channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com
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Brian Su Addresses Commercial Real Estate Developers on EB-5 Program in Miami

Brian Su Addresses Commercial Real Estate Developers on EB-5 Program in Miami










(PRWEB) March 12, 2012

Mr. Brian Su, CEO of Artisan Business Group, Inc., is to speak at the 2nd Annual EB-5 Finance and Investment Forum in Miami, Florida March 20, 2012. The event is drawing U.S. commercial real estate developers, immigration attorneys, investment bankers, EB-5 executives, private bankers, and venture capitalists, among others, to be educated on the latest happenings in the EB-5 Regional Center Program as well as opportunities in the overseas capital markets, especially in China and Korea.

The March 20, 2012 Miami conference will be centered on the Immigrant Investor Program, a 1990 initiative of the U.S. Congress. This program, which is more widely known as ‘EB-5,’ seeks to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment from wealthy immigrants, while providing those immigrants a practical green card alternative. The program has been a growing success, with much foreign investment pouring in from China, Korea, and the U.K. In the past five years, more than $ 3 billion of foreign capital have been invested into the U.S. through EB-5, creating thousands of jobs in a variety of industries. The Forum aims to help U.S. companies and individuals tap into more of this international investment capital.

This year’s day-long event will feature some of the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals from the EB-5 Regional Center Program and the foreign investment industry. Scheduled speakers include Mr. Brian Su, CEO of Artisan Business Group, Inc. and the EB-5 China Marketing and Field Support Center, Ms. Jo Ann Clarke, Founder and President of The EB-5 Resource Center, LLC, Dr. Scott W. Barnhart, Associate Professor of Finance at Florida Atlantic University and Founder of Barnhart Economic Services, LLC, Mr. Ronald Fieldstone, Attorney and Partner of Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Miss Karen Caco, Partner and Immigration Attorney of Bernstein Osberg-Braun & deMoraes, Mr. Roger A. Bernstein, Partner and Immigration Attorney of Bernstein Osberg-Braun & deMoraes, and Mr. David Appel, CPA and Senior Partner of Marcum LLP.

“It has been a great challenge for many new EB-5 regional centers to secure investment capital, we want to showcase how these investment projects can successfully utilize EB-5 regional center program and attract foreign capital to create local jobs much needed by the communities.” says Brian Su, a leading expert in EB-5 program and Chinese investments.

This year’s Forum will provide both EB-5 professionals and those inexperienced with the program a great opportunity to learn more about foreign investment and meet with field experts. Those attending will get the opportunity to showcase their services and investment projects to others while making connections and developing strong relationships with top EB-5 attorneys and consultants. The forum event is being hosted and sponsored by Artisan Business Group, Inc., and will be held at the Homewood Suites Miami Airport Blue Lagoon Hotel. Those attending the event also have the opportunity to meet the prior day with Artisan Business Group’s CEO, Mr. Brian Su, for a 1-hour private consultation.

For more information regarding the event, registration, or a private consultation with Mr. Su, please visit: http://www.eb5investmentforum.org.

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Artisan Business Group, Inc.

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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Announces Recipients for the Inaugural Round of Its Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant Program

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Announces Recipients for the Inaugural Round of Its Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant Program











Billy Klüver and Robert Rauschenberg working on “Oracle (1962-65)” in Rauschenberg’s studio, late 1964-early 1965.


New York, NY (PRWEB) February 03, 2012

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its new Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant program (AIC) to advance the values promoted by artist and activist Robert Rauschenberg during his lifetime and career. The AIC grant program is the first national competitive grant program for the Foundation. It propels the organization’s philanthropic mission of cultivating, promoting, encouraging and supporting the production and exhibition of art.

“This grant program is rooted in the defining characteristics of Bob’s legacy – fearlessness, innovative practice, cross-disciplinary exploration and collaboration among artists – and supports new work in a time when funding artistic experimentation is receding. We are delighted to be able to support projects that are pushing the boundaries of artistic practice and helping artists and cultural organizations investigate new territory,” said Christy MacLear, Executive Director of the Foundation.

In 2011, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation invited 65 arts organizations across the country to apply for the inaugural grant cycle. After a competitive application process, nine grants, totaling $ 800,000 were awarded to a diverse group of innovative projects.

List of Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Program grantees 2012:

Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX

http://ballroommarfa.org

To support “Carbon 13”, a multi-disciplinary artistic investigation of issues related to climate change. Artist and project director David Buckland will work with participating artists Heather Ackroyd, Amy Balkin, Erika Blumenfeld, Antony Gormley, Dan Harvey and

Cynthia Hopkins on developing new works, and these works will be presented in an exhibition in conjunction with public programs as part of The Marfa Dialogues.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

http://www.bemiscenter.org

To support “Town Hall,” a project to design and develop a new cultural space and a residency program for local artists in North Omaha, the poorest community in the city. The project will be led by artist Theaster Gates and the Bemis Center and engage local artists and community members in strengthening North Omaha as a creative place.

The Drawing Center, New York, NY

http://www.drawingcenter.org

To support the commission of three new multi-disciplinary works that illuminate links between drawing and the performing arts. The works will be showcased as part of the Center’s Performance Series and staged in its newly renovated galleries. Artists include Susan Hefuna, Luca Veggetti and Morphoses; Rashaad Newsome; and Suzanne Lacy and Andrea Bowers.

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Los Angeles, CA

http://heartofla.org

To support the launch of HOLA’s Public Art Project, a collaboration between HOLA and Otis College of Art and Design in which HOLA teaching artists Claudio Stickar, Gary Garay, Pearl C. Hsing and Patricia Yossen will work with other leading Los Angeles artists to engage youth in planning, creating and installing permanent installations in HOLA’s Lafayette Park neighborhood.

Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA

http://machineproject.com

To support Machine Project’s first large-scale project in public spaces. Conceptual works will be created by collaborative teams of artists, filmmakers, sound engineers, floral sculptors and others, which will be installed in unexpected public sites. Participating artists include

Kelli Cain, Brian Crabtree, Juliana Snapper and Holly Vesecky.

Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory, New York, NY

http://www.marymiss.com

To support the City as a Living Laboratory’s project, BROADWAY: 1,000 STEPS, which will establish Broadway as a green corridor for New York. Working with artists, scientists, urban planners and others, the project will establish 20 Hubs along Broadway, each of which will use visual art, text and cell technology to help passersby explore themes in PlaNYC – air, water, waste, energy and land.

North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

http://www.ndmoa.com

To support the commissioning of artists Rena Effendi, John Hitchcock, Terry Jelsing, Bill Harbort, Mary Lucier and Tim Schouten to create work exploring life on North Dakota’s mixed race, multi-cultural Spirit Lake Nation of the Dakota (Sioux) people. The project brings together artists from various disciplines and backgrounds, including Native Americans, to create work with and about a community that has minimal contact with contemporary artists.

Space One Eleven, Birmingham, AL

http://spaceoneeleven.org

To support planning for (re)Moving Walls, a collaborative, multi-media project in which Birmingham-based artists will travel around the country and engage local artists in exploring barriers their communities face, such as economic disparities, race relations, and environmental degradation. The vehicle that the artists travel in will become the collectively created work, contributed to by artists along the way before returning to Birmingham.

STREB, Brooklyn, NY

http://www.streb.org

To support “ESSENTIALIST ACTS,” a multi-stage, multi-disciplinary artistic exploration of action, in which artist Elizabeth Streb will collaborate with Robert Woodruff, David Van Tieghem and Erik Pearson as well as members of the STREB company, to create large-scale works, including major public presentations in London as part of the London 2012 Festival of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

About the Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Program:

The goal of the Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Program is to provide support for innovative projects in which a visual artist collaborates with one or more artists in any discipline to make a new work, advance a multi-stage artistic exploration or push forward a new artistic form, all in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg. Grantees will be small and mid-sized cultural organizations with a strong track record of creative risk-taking, experimentation and identifying emergent talent, for whom the Foundation’s grant will be significant in enabling them to achieve their artistic goals and leverage other resources.

Grants are generally in the range of $ 50,000 to $ 150,000. This amount can be given over a period of one to three years. These creative initiatives may open the doors to new ideas that many people might not understand now but which will become increasingly relevant in the future.

About the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (RRF)

RRF was formed by Robert Rauschenberg in 1990 to promote awareness of the causes and groups close to his heart. Activities of the Foundation include managing the artwork, exhibition and scholarship of Robert Rauschenberg as well as the growth of the philanthropy programs which intersect art and issues central to Robert Rauschenberg’s concerns during his lifetime. The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s programs now include the new grant program for artistic innovation and collaboration and direct assistance for the advancement of art. The Foundation’s Vision, Mission and Strategy are coordinated to promote the founder’s values and ensure that all endeavors express the essence of Robert Rauschenberg’s philosophy. http://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org

Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Program Grants 2013:

Proposals to the AIC program are made on an invitational basis, based on nominations by distinguished leaders in the field. Cultural organizations with annual budgets under $ 5 million that wish to be considered may send a brief statement (not more than one page) describing their overall artistic program and a project they believe to be in keeping with the goals of the AIC program.

Submissions should be addressed to: grants(at)rauschenbergfoundation(dot)org

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

381 Lafayette Street

New York, NY 10003-7022

Press Contact: Christa Carr email: ccarr(at)rauschenbergfoundation(dot)org.

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Wellington Retreat Opens Physician-Directed Adolescent Program

Wellington Retreat Opens Physician-Directed Adolescent Program










West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) January 25, 2012

Wellington Retreat, an addiction and psychiatric treatment facility, has opened an Adolescent and Family Program in consultation with Nathan Fears & Associates, a leader in adolescent treatment programs with over 25 years experience.

At Wellington Retreat, each patient’s care is personally directed by leading neuropsychiatrist and addictionologist Dr. Robert A. Moran, and the Adolescent and Family Program adds to the facility’s uniqueness, as it is one of the few physician-directed programs in the state of Florida, as well as the entire country.

The Adolescent and Family Program serves adolescents aged 13 to 18, in a gender-specific, inpatient environment, where they develop the skills and tools they need to make healthy and appropriate life decisions. Wellington coaches adolescents to reach a complete understanding of themselves and the important role they play within society, and more specifically, their family. “It is experiential in its clinical approach, with a tremendous focus on living skills, decision-making skills, and family recovery,” said Adolescent Consultant and Certified Senior Addiction Counselor Nathan Fears.

Wellington Retreat understands that the needs of adolescents differ from those of adults, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. A comprehensive biopsychosocial evaluation is completed to determine diagnosis and treatment plans which are then implemented in a safe, structured, and nurturing environment, with comfortable, gender-specific housing available. “The program utilizes only evidence-based interventions as supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and the National Institute of Mental Health”, states Dr. Robert Moran, Medical Director and CEO of Wellington Retreat.

Treatment is based upon empirically-supported therapies, which are tailored to the individual adolescent’s specific needs. With a family component and intensive one-to-one therapy, along with two years of aftercare and follow-up, Wellington’s Adolescent and Family Program aim for individual success.

For more information regarding Wellington Retreat and the Adolescent and Family Program, please visit our website at http://wellingtonretreat.com.

Contact:

Matthew Mader

Wellington Retreat

mmader(at)wellingtonretreat(dot)com

2200 North Florida Mango Rd, Suite 201

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Ph: 877-WELLTREAT

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Catskill Region Hotels and Lodges Go Green, Completing a Rigorous Eco-Business Certification Program

Catskill Region Hotels and Lodges Go Green, Completing a Rigorous Eco-Business Certification Program










Catskills, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2011

Eighteen lodging establishments that have recently received the Green Concierge© Bronze certification will be honored at a reception on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Longhouse Lodge at Belleayre Mountain. The program, which is administered by environmental consulting firm HospitalityGreen LLC, trains and assesses lodging facilities to ensure they meet standards for waste reduction, energy and water conservation, environmentally preferable purchasing and recycling.

The newly certified facilities span Delaware, Greene, Sullivan and Ulster Counties in New York State and represent the full spectrum of lodging available in the Catskills, including resort hotels, bed and breakfasts, cabins, farm stays, and retreat centers. The list of certified properties includes:

Christman’s Windam House

Creek Locks Bed and Breakfast

Frost Valley YMCA

Hotel Vienna

The Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast

Kaatskill Mountain Club

La Basse Cour

Lifebridge Sanctuary

Margaretville Motel

Margaretville Mountain Inn

Menla Mountain Retreat

Pepacton Cabins

Phoenicia Lodge

Rosehaven Inn

Skylake Lodge

The Thompson House

Turquoise Barn

Twin Gables

Washington Irving Inn

Each facility has made both small and large changes to make their business sustainable and more cost-efficient. This includes using energy efficient light bulbs, recycling, composting, using non-toxic cleaning products, upgrading sinks, showerheads and toilets to water-conserving models, purchasing recycled-content paper products, and sourcing local produce whenever possible. A Resource Tracking Tool (RTT) helped them track measurable environmental improvements and target opportunities for reducing costs.

Evadne Giannini, Founder and CEO of HospitalityGreen LLC, said “We have been working with these facilities since late 2010, and it’s wonderful to see how far they have come. They have been so dedicated to the program and now that they are officially certified, we hope to see the Catskills flourish as an eco-tourist destination.”

Select facilities will continue with the program to reach subsequent tiers (Silver and then Gold certification), implementing and tracking increasingly rigorous sustainable practices. Ten additional lodgings are currently participating in the Green Concierge© program as well with the goal of reaching Bronze certification within the next year.

In addition to the certification program, the Green Concierge Project, through funding from the Empire State Development (ESD) and the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC), provides free one-on-one technical assistance to over 150 tourism and lodging facilities in the Catskill Watershed Region to improve their operational economic and environmental sustainability practices. The GC Certification is recognized and ranked by Greenlodge.org as a Silver Tier Program, placing it within an elite group of national and international third party certification programs.            

HospitalityGreen LLC is a New York based consulting firm specializing in environmental and operations consulting services. HospitalityGreen partners with service-based and product-based clients throughout the hospitality, manufacturing and institutional healthcare industries, to implement sustainable business practices.

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Native American Company Launches Green Products Site and Green Job Program

Native American Company Launches Green Products Site and Green Job Program













Green Cleaning Products from Native Green


Rosebud Sioux Reservation, Mission, SD (PRWEB) February 19, 2009

Native Green, a certified Native American owned company, announced today 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.

Linda Carrillo, co-founder of Native Green, commented, “As a mom, nothing is more important to me than the safety of children in the classroom and the long term quality of their health at home. To help others make the right choices for their children, we knew our products had to be environmentally intelligent, cost effective, and just plain work.”

All of Native Green’s cleaning solutions are available in concentrated formulas with unique highly-efficient packaging (referenced video Native Green – Sometimes Less is More). The results of independent testing confirm the environmental impact of using Native Green concentrated cleaners versus traditional cleaners; a 95% plastic waste reduction, a 93% energy reduction for shipping and a 61% greenhouse gas reduction for manufacturing.

About Native Green:

Native Green is a Certified Native American Minority Business Enterprise headquartered in Mission, South Dakota on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. The company has sales and marketing offices in Auburn Hills, Michigan with team members around the country. Native Green is certified by the Midwest Minority Supplier Development Council.

Contact:

Jon Ahlbrand

888-456-6444 ext. 218

http://www.gonativegreen.com

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