CYPRESS, Calif., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Friendly Products and its Baby ECOS™ line of safer cleaning products have won a prestigious dual award from Single Moms Planet, a charitable organization that empowers women and children to achieve economic wellness and stability.
Single Moms Planet will recognize Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, president and CEO of Earth Friendly Products, and the Baby ECOS™ line of plant-powered cleaners at its 4th Annual Single Mom's Awards on May 11th. Vlahakis-Hanks will receive the "Business Innovator Award" for her work in developing safer green formulations in the ECOS™ and Baby ECOS™ lines of cleaning products. In addition, Baby ECOS™ will receive special recognition as the "Family Brand of the Year " for protecting families and the environment.
Single Moms Planet was created to empower single mothers through comprehensive programs of mentorship, financial aid, family counseling, and entrepreneurial training to enable single moms to create better opportunities for themselves and their children.
"I'm so honored to be recognized by Single Moms Planet for these two important awards," says Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, president and CEO of Earth Friendly Products. "Raising healthy children is a challenge, even under the best of circumstances, and I'm proud that we've been able to give families, and especially women facing the unique challenges of single motherhood, safer and affordable options for household cleaners."
The 4th Annual Single Mom's Awards will be presented on May 11, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The gala will kick off with honorees, celebrities, and guests walking the red carpet, followed by a silent auction to raise funds for the charity.
Did You Know?
- Over one third of children in America are being raised by single mothers.
- The pollution inside homes is 5-70 times worse than outdoor air pollution, due to toxic chemicals typically used in household cleaning products.
- Earth Friendly Products is a family-owned and operated company that is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.
- Earth Friendly Products' supports its employees and their families with one of the highest minimum wages in the nation and family-friendly benefits such as paid healthcare and paid leave.
- Earth Friendly Products recently achieved the unprecedented Triple Crown of sustainable manufacturing: carbon neutrality, water neutrality, and Platinum-level Zero Waste certification.
ABOUT EARTH FRIENDLY PRODUCTS
Family owned and operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products is the maker of over 200 environmentally friendly products that are safer for people, pets and the planet. Made with plant-powered ingredients, ECOS™ cleaners are thoughtfully sourced, free of dyes, pH balanced, readily biodegradable, easily recyclable and never tested on animals. Earth Friendly Products is a primary manufacturer that makes its own products in sustainable manufacturing facilities located across the U.S. All Earth Friendly Products facilities are carbon neutral, water neutral and Zero Waste Platinum certified, saving over 53 million pounds of carbon dioxide annually and diverting over 95% of all waste from landfills. The company has received many awards for its innovations in safer green chemistry, including the U.S. EPA's coveted Safer Choice Partner of the Year. Earth Friendly Products is committed to making green cleaning both effective and affordable. ECOS™, Baby ECOS™, ECOS™ for Pets!, and ECOS™ Pro cleaners are available at select major club and grocery retailers and natural foods stores throughout the U.S., in over 60 countries and online at www.ecos.com and www.babyecos.com.
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