Interactive Tour Hosts
Bob Zetty & Amy Moreland
A second tour scheduled in NYC for early November to tag-team with Global Green's CoRR Food Waste Conference on November 7. With Hurricane Sandy ravaging the Eastern Seaboard days prior to the tours, the group reduced to those residing in the NYC area or participating at the CoRR conference.
The Global Enviro on-site food waste digester installation at The Shops at Riverside, a Simon mall, was the anchor tour. Yet the mall remained without power and closed. Remaining flexible, the Ei Partners gathered on the first morning at Global Enviro's office for introductions and business overviews.
For lunch the group dined at Les Halles followed by a tour of the Global Enviro system tour at the single-standing restaurant. The ZWA Blog post, Food Waste: Too Valuable for Landfill, gives an overview of the tour and the Ei FB album, 11-05-12 Global Enviro System Tour, is the pictorial recap.
|ELS office entrance|
A vast majority of the loft space is built out with reclaimed materials to create an eclectic, effective working environment. The conference room, affectionately called the "living room," houses one of two "living walls" in the office. In the warehouse vegetable oil and restaurant spent grease is converted into biodiesel used for the ELS delivery vehicle.
ready for clean-up donation
At the center of the ELS’s sustainable products is their ECA (Electro-Chemical Activation) technology, which takes tap water, adds salt, and then passes the brine solution through low-dose electrolyzing chambers that split the liquid into a sodium hydroxide formula (eWater) for all-purpose cleaning and a hypochlorous acid mixture (SANeWater) for sanitizing and disinfecting.
A certified B-Corporation, ELS's customer base reflects the integrity of their products and includes Whole Foods Market, Chipotle, conEdison, NBCUniversal, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and the Statue of Liberty.
ELS receives many industry accolades for their pioneering efforts in overhauling cleaning standards to effective products that harmonize with the environment. In April, the U.S. EPA honored ELS with a prestigious award. The IMPACT Blog post, ELS Receives EPA Award, gives the details of the recognition.
With each tour Ei Partner relationships grow stronger, powerful synergies emerge and important action ensues. The best part is everyone has FUN! Within the laughter creative juices ignite - these are the moments where the possible is extracted from the impossible.