Submitted by Emerald Brand
Emerald Brand and the Princeton Day School are proud to announce their sustainability partnership in providing and utilizing a complete sustainable solution throughout their campus. Princeton Day School successfully launched this environmental initiative through Emerald Brand directly following the winter break, now providing Tree-Free bathroom tissue, recycled garbage liners, green-seal certified chemicals and soap, as well as environmentally friendly hand towels campus wide.
Princeton Day School is a private, co-educational day school located in Princeton, New Jersey, serving students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The highly-rated school is a member of the “Green Schools Alliance”, an international non-profit organization that advances student success and saves schools’ resources by fostering whole school sustainability.
Princeton Day School is emerging as a leader for the Green Schools Alliance as well as the GSA Purchasing Solution, the rapidly growing tool to save schools money, improve their access to quality products, and simplify their purchasing. The GSA Purchasing Solution matched Princeton Day School to Emerald Brand’s sustainable disposable solutions to take further strides towards health, wellness, and sustainability in the educational system.
“These are really functional products - some are even better than what we used before. We aren’t sacrificing quality because they’re green and sustainable. I haven’t heard a complaint from any of my staff - I’d hear if there was a problem” states Gene Hartway, Custodial Foreman of Princeton Day School. Hartway also appreciated that the Green Schools Alliance staff identified products and queued up the school’s ordering list to get exactly what the staff and students need. “The Alliance is very helpful in pointing me in the right direction and suggesting products that have a similar, if not better, cleaning capability.”
In addition to providing the New Jersey school with a cost saving sustainable solution, Emerald Brand consolidated Princeton Day School’s SKU count on all of their cleaning chemicals by a third, and is providing an easy to use Green Seal certified cleaning dilution system and environmentally friendly cleaners. Through their partnership, Emerald Brand and PDS will track and measure their environmental savings while creating an educational foundation to strengthen awareness and education surrounding sustainability for their student and faculty community.
“Our partnership with Princeton Day School is an example of two institutions with very similar missions and mindsets; to educate and to communicate the importance of sustainability in the every-day life of our stakeholders by ‘walking the walk.’ We are very proud to work with such a well-renowned and forward thinking institution and look forward to educating the talented student body and faculty that makes Princeton Day School a leader in the education field,” states Ralph Bianculli Jr., Managing Director of Emerald Brand.
Princeton Day School is anticipating to save approximately 38 trees, 4,426 pounds of virgin fiber, 12,209 gallons of water, and 4,428 pounds of plastic material within the first year of converting to Emerald’s sustainable program.
About Emerald Brand:
Established in 1997, Emerald Brand produces everyday disposable products from sustainable, alternative materials at affordable prices. With a robust product line ranging from Tree-Free™ and petroleum-free tissue and food service products to Earth-friendly cleaning and packaging solutions, Emerald Brand makes it easy to green homes and businesses. Emerald Brand products are available for consumer purchase at www.emeraldbrand.com and for businesses at www.paradigm-grp.com.
About Princeton Day School:
Founded in 1899, Princeton Day School is a private coeducational day school located in Princeton, New Jersey, serving students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The largest division is the Upper School, with an enrollment of approximately 400. Since 2006, Prince Day School has made sustainability and health and wellness one of the school’s major initiatives and they have won numerous awards for their strides toward a more sustainable future. Learn more about Princeton Day School at www.pds.org.
About the GSA Purchasing Solution:
Green Schools Alliance is using the collective power of its 8,000 members to save schools money on everyday purchases so they can better invest in student success. This is not your typical purchasing consortium! The Alliance uses the power of data, technology, and vendor relationships to save schools money, source better quality products, and simplify purchasing. By leveraging our collective power, the Alliance drives down the price of sustainable products to make them more accessible to schools. Learn more at http://www.greenschoolsalliance.org/purchasing.
Emerald Brand’s mission is to combat climate change by providing cost-effective sustainable disposable products to businesses and homes. With a line of over 225 products, Emerald can convert entire business facilities such as corporate offices, hotels, universities, and more to a full measureable sustainability platform in the cafeteria, breakroom, facilities, packaging, and cleaning categories.
Emerald specializes in producing Tree-Free and Petroleum-Free products made with agricultural fibers. This process supports local farmers, prevents deforestation, and prevents the burning of this formerly-wasted agricultural material.
You can learn more about Emerald Brand and the sustainable solutions they offer at EmeraldBrand.com.
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