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Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, CEO Earth Friendly Products, Presents ASBC SUSTY Award to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy at 2014 ASBC Summit In Washington D.C.

Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, CEO Earth Friendly Products, Presents ASBC SUSTY Award to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy at 2014 ASBC Summit In Washington D.C.

Garden Grove, CA (November 18, 2014) – Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, President and CEO Earth Friendly Products, presented EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, the ASBC Sustainable Policymakers Award (‘SUSTY’) on November 12th at the 2014 ASBC Summit kickoff reception on Capitol Hill. The SUSTY recognizes exemplary leadership from members of Congress, administration officials and businesses in driving forward a set of policies that help build a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable America.

Vlahakis-Hanks served as a panelist along with Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, on the discussion of safer chemicals: creating new business opportunities. “It’s time to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to enhance chemical regulation, promote innovation, protect US jobs and get the economy going,” stated Vlahakis-Hanks, “Earth Friendly Products supports the ASBC’s work with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who is committed to working with the Congress, members of the public, the environmental community, and the chemical industry to reauthorize the TSCA.”

The importance of sustainability practices in the workplace was at the forefront of numerous discussions at the summit. VlahakisHanks was proud to share Earth Friendly Products’ carbon neutrality across five divisions in the United States and a100% coverage of renewable energy in EFP’s manufacturing. She also stated Earth Friendly Products will continue its sustainable practices going forward in all areas pertaining to creating products that are safe for our homes, our workplace and the environment.

In regards to EPA’s work with DfE Vlahakis-Hanks shared, “Design for the Environment has been an instrumental program to demonstrate our company’s commitment to providing consumers with environmentally safe products. Like the EPA’s energy star program, DfE has become a seal that consumers look for to make safer and more eco-friendly choices for their home”.

ABOUT EARTH FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

Keeping your family safe while protecting the planet should not be a luxury. A chemist dedicated to providing superior cleaning results through true green practices founded Earth Friendly Products. By removing toxic ingredients used in conventional detergents and manufacturing in sustainable production facilities, we are able to offer over 150 effective plant-powered household and commercial cleaners. And because we control our own manufacturing, Earth Friendly Products assures the highest standards of quality control and total commitment to sustainability. As a result of these sustainability initiatives, Earth Friendly Products declared Carbon Neutrality in 2013. In addition, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Earth Friendly Products its Design for the Environment (DfE) certification as well as a Green Power Leader distinction for the company’s use of clean, renewable energy from solar, wind and low-impact hydropower. See for yourself why being green doesn’t have to be a luxury by visiting: http://www.ecos.com

About ASBC

The American Sustainable Business Council and the ASBC Action Fund represent a membership network of more than 200,000 businesses nationwide, and more than 325,000 entrepreneurs, executives, managers and investors. The Council www.asbcouncil.org informs policy makers, business owners and the public about the need and opportunities for building a vibrant and sustainable economy.

MEDIA CONTACT

Pamela Spyrs | Earth Friendly Products | 562-216-0095 | pamela@ecos.com

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