CELEBRATION, Fla., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day is Earth Day at Lindsey Wilson College, a 2,700 student collection of campuses in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Looking to become a pioneer in developing truly green campuses, the school's leadership and Operations Manager have found the school's green initiatives to be a recruiting tool and a reinforcement of the college's role in its communities.
Seeking environmental products, Operations Manager Mike Newton discovered G-OIL®, America's first and only bio-based fully synthetic motor oil to receive American Petroleum Institute certification, at a nearby Wal-Mart nearly 3 years ago. Newton tracks vehicles on multiple campuses in 5 states and for the school's highly successful sports programs that travel extensively.
After first testing G-OIL in his personal vehicles for nearly a year, Newton began switching the Lindsey Wilson College fleet of 114 vehicles, including buses, vans and cars, to G-OIL.
"We log over 1.5 million miles per year with our fleet," said Newton. "We thought it was important to 'walk the walk' with G-OIL in addition to our other green initiatives."
In addition to its performance and environmental benefits, G-OIL is very competitively priced and reduces Newton's worries over spillage, especially in confined work areas, as its biodegradable products do not require an extensive series of cleaning steps and costs. G-OIL also helped extend the interval between oil changes from 6,000 miles to 8,000-10,000 miles, thus saving time and money for the college.
"We've been spreading the word and helping to convert friends, coworkers, students and our neighbors," said Newton. "If there is a motor oil like G-OIL that is green, renewable, and biodegradable at the same price as conventional oils, why will anyone be using conventional oils in the future?"
"We were pleased to learn of Lindsey Wilson College's program and their success including G-OIL in their green initiatives campaign," said Jeffrey Loch, President and CMO of Green Earth Technologies, Inc. (GET) (OTC Bulletin Board: GETG), the makers of G-OIL.
"We believe there is a great opportunity to work together with colleges and universities, where students and entire communities are anxious to learn more about the environment and environmental products like G-OIL and our bio-based G-CLEAN® products," said Loch.
According to Intertek research, replacing 0.01% of conventional motor oil with synthetic G-OIL is 626 metric tonnes CO2 eq., which is the equivalent of driving 1,508,447 miles in an average passenger vehicle. The study notes that a single tree can absorb 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and that replacing 1% of conventional motor oil with G-OIL would save approximately 137 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year or the equivalent of planting 2.8 million trees.
"The environment is being changed one person, one family, one school, one community, one company at a time," said Loch. "And as Lindsey Wilson College found, you can make positive changes and sacrifice nothing in terms of performance or cost."
ABOUT GREEN EARTH TECHNOLOGIES
Green Earth Technologies, Inc. (G.E.T.) (OTC Bulletin Board: GETG) is a "totally green" clean tech company that combines domestically sourced renewable and reusable feed stocks with proprietary technologies molded around the four ideologies of being GREEN: biodegradable, recyclable, renewable and environment safe. Branded as G-OIL®, G-CLEAN® and G-MARINE®,
G.E.T. produces a full line of "clean & green" American made environmentally preferred lubricants and cleaning products that allows concerned consumers who care about the environment and American energy independence to do their part without sacrificing value or performance. Save the Earth - Sacrifice Nothing®.
G.E.T. products are available online at Amazon.com and at a variety of retailers and lube centers, including: Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, Menards, Canadian Tire Corporation, Fred Meyer, VIP, National Auto Stores, Lex Brodie's Tire Company, Honest One, Do It Best and participating ACE & True Value dealers. Please visit www.getG.com for the latest news and in depth information about G.E.T and their brands.
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SOURCE Green Earth Technologies, Inc.