Native Green Aims to Create Green Jobs for Native Americans

Brian Severin
Posted on Monday 22nd June 2009

Native Green, a certified Native American owned company, recently announced the launch of The website was designed to be a resource for businesses to easily find and purchase the right green cleaning products to meet the emerging green building standards and green purchasing policies. Their efficient direct purchasing model significantly reduces the cost to "go green".

In addition, Native Green has created 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. Charlie Colombe, Chairman and CEO of Native Green, said “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.”The company's new green products range from eco-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. These products were selected by Native Green due to the fact that they play an important role in the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification along with contributing to the green purchasing commitments made by many educational and government organizations.

All of Native Green's cleaning solutions are available in concentrated formulas with unique highly-efficient packaging. 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.

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