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September 19, 2010
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EcoLogo and Hard Surface Cleaners

The latest standard under review by the EcoLogo Program has everything to do with cleaning products used regularly in homes, buildings, schools and hospitals.

The EcoLogo Program is pleased to announce the review of its environmental standard for hard surface cleaners.

This standard review process will be supported by staff from the Center for Clean Products at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, who are leaders in the development of environmental product and material standards.

The EcoLogo Program is inviting anyone interested in helping to review the hard surface cleaners standard to e-mail Jack Geibig at cleanproducts@utk.edu.

Any questions around the EcoLogo standard development and review process itself should be directed to Katherine Stewart at kstewart@ecologo.org or (613) 247-1900 ext. 231.

EcoLogo''s Pool And Spa Chemicals Standard

EcoLogo has initiated its first standard for pool and spa chemicals.

With summer here and more than seven million pools found across North America, manufacturers and purchasers will want to take note.

As Scot Case, executive director of the EcoLogo Program, explained in a press release about the new standard, there are substances used in pools and spas that could potentially be toxic to human health and the environment.

In developing its standards, the EcoLogo Program begins by outlining key environmental issues and questions to be addressed by the standard and invites a broad group of stakeholders to weigh in on part of or the entire process to ensure the highest environmental standard.

"This new EcoLogo standard will define clear criteria that products must meet before they can claim environmental leadership," said Case.

The EcoLogo Program is looking for interested individuals and companies to participate in this standard development process as feedback is vitally important to the program.

Help EcoLogo make pool and spa chemicals healthier, cleaner and greener.

Take part in the development and/or review of the pool and spa chemical standard by e-mailing Terri Cundy at tcundy@ecologo.org or calling (613) 247-1900 ext. 242.

EcoLogo At ISSA

This October 6 through 9, the EcoLogo Program will be in Chicago at the 2009 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America Trade Show along with dozens of EcoLogo clients.

Make sure to stop by EcoLogo''s booth — #1947 — and attend presentations by Scot Case, executive director of the EcoLogo Program.

Also, be sure to check out "Greenwashing Versus Green Cleaning" with Scot Case on Friday, July 9 at 10 a.m. in the Green Connections Center.

New TerraChoice E-zine

eQ: Environmental Marketing Intelligence + TerraChoice News is TerraChoice''s new quarterly publication for clients and friends.

Every issue of the e-zine features fresh, new content including an interview with an environmental leader and insights on sustainable branding and the most pressing green issues facing businesses today.

The e-zine is distributed by e-mail to recipients and is also posted at www.terrachoice.com.

To be notified when a new e-zine is available or to be added to the distribution, send an e-mail to Kate Rusnak at krusnak@terrachoice.com.

EcoLogo On Facebook!

Stay current on EcoLogo news and discussions by visiting the EcoLogo Facebook page where updates are posted about the standards development process and information is shared about environmentally preferable purchasing and products.

Become a fan of EcoLogo and receive updates via Facebook.

Also, check the EcoLogo blog for news and stories around the Program by visiting http://blog.terrachoice.com.


Anyone interested in learning more can visit www.ecologo.org.

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