Source: Green Seal Washington, DC - January 24, 2013 - Green Seal™, the nation's oldest non-profit environmental certification organization, announces the publication of GS-51, a new standard designed specifically to address the life cycle impacts of laundry care products for institutional and industrial settings. Traditional laundry products are significant contributors to water pollution, and both manufacturers and users risk exposure to harmful chemicals through inhalation and skin contact when using many of these products. In addition to minimizing or eliminating the use of many hazardous ingredients often found in these products, GS-51 provides an important benchmark in terms of product concentration. The standard establishes minimum requirements for concentrated (2X) and ultra-concentrated (4X) detergents and fabric softeners. "Research has shown that the environmental impact of these products can be reduced by concentrating the product, thereby minimizing its volume," says Dr. Arthur Weissman, President and CEO of Green Seal. "Concentrated products use less packaging material and contain less water, meaning fewer pallets to transport, fewer trucks on the road, and less storage space needed. These improvements represent a smaller carbon footprint as well." The new Green Seal standard also focuses on product performance. A framework for performance testing was developed for the standard in cooperation with the laundry care industry. Certified products must demonstrate that they perform as well as leading laundry care products. About 80 percent of the environmental impact of these products occurs during usage, so the standard requires that labels recommend using the proper amount, washing at the lowest possible temperature, and washing a full load. GS-51 covers more than 20 categories of products for conventional laundry and dry cleaning, including detergents, prewash products, and spot removers; additives such as alkali boosters; and fabric care products such as anti-static treatment, starches, and fabric softeners. Green Seal offers this new standard to manufacturers as a way to recognize leaders in the industry, and to give purchasers a way to identify safer, more environmentally preferable institutional laundry products. More information about GS-51, including certification tools, application information, and the standard, can be downloaded for free at www.GreenSeal.org. About Green Seal The original "Green Seal of Approval" was founded in 1989 to help safeguard the health of people and the planet. As an independent, science-based standards developer and certification body, Green Seal identifies products and services that are environmentally responsible, and provides public education for creating a more sustainable world. Call (202) 872-6400 for more information, or visit www.GreenSeal.org for links to all Green Seal standards and certified products and services.
Source: National Recreation and Park Association
Award applications include nominations for Robert W. Crawford Hall of Fame
Ashburn, Va. (Jan. 20, 2017) — Applications and nominations for the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) 2017 National Awards, Gold Medal Awards and Robert W. Crawford Hall of Fameare now being accepted. The deadline to submit award applications is March 12, 2017.read more
Source: Spectrum Aquatics
Easy to Use and Saves Deck Space!
MISSOULA, MT, January 20th 2017 – Spectrum Aquatics Launches New ADA Portable Motion Trek BP 300 Lift. Built for durability, this pool lift is easy to use, saving deck space. Since the lift is mounted on wheels, it can be wheeled out of the way and stored when not in use. It is freestanding and features a lock down kit, to fasten to the deck. "We have transformed the feedback from customers into specific enhancements and created a new product that is built directly on what we have learned from our customer,” said Nabil Khaled, Spectrum Aquatics Vice President Sales, Marketing and Customer Service.read more
Teamworks to Streamline Communication and Modernize Experience for Tournament Staff and Participating Teams
DURHAM, NC – [Thursday, January 19, 2017] – Teamworks, the leading provider of collaboration and communication software for athletic organizations, is pleased to announce it will provide collaboration software for the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. NCAA tournament and regional game-site staff as well as the 64 participating teams, their representatives and game officials will utilize Teamworks’ platforms. Teamworks was also selected as the provider to the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, which accentuates the NCAA’s efforts to more widely adopt mobile communication at its events.read more
Source: US Club Soccer
Five LaLiga Courses Draw 750-Plus Coaches from 250 Clubs
(CHARLESTON, S.C.) – US Club Soccer – a prominent member of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the leading organization developing soccer clubs across America – today announces its significant growth in 2016, including the execution of five LaLiga Formation Methodology courses, expanding the National Premier Leagues (NPL) from 19 to 23 leagues and registering nearly 500,000 members to date.read more