BISMARCK, N.D., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From a field of more than 5,000 companies, Earth-Kind, located in Bismarck, N.D., has been named one of the Top 10 People's Choice finalists by Green America.
Earth-Kind manufactures Fresh Cab® rodent repellent, the only EPA-registered, nontoxic, natural rodent repellent available for indoor use. The company also makes eco-friendly air fresheners. All Earth-Kind products are biodegradable.
"The 10 People's Choice finalists are great examples of the socially and environmentally responsible business leaders that meet the standards of our Seal of Approval and make it into the National Green Pages™," announced Green America Corporate Responsibility Director Todd Larsen.
Kari Warberg Block, Earth-Kind's founder and CEO, started out years ago trying to keep mice out of her tractor cab in a way that wouldn't harm her small children and pets, the earth—or even the mice. Today, Earth-Kind has a repeat purchase rate of more than 90% and annual retail sales exceeding $5 million through 15,000 retailers across the nation.
"Almost all rodent control products are toxic, yet surveys show that Americans overwhelmingly would like to eliminate rodent problems by using 'green' solutions," Warberg Block says.
"But being 'green' isn't just about being environmentally safe," she adds. "It's about making the very best use of every resource and making the world better in every way we can."
"Making the world better" is Warberg Block's motivation for buying raw components from local farmers. It's why she's partnering with scientists to find "green" ways to eliminate rodents throughout the global food distribution system. And it's the impetus behind her relationship with Minnesota's Epic Enterprise, Inc., to hire people with developmental disabilities to assemble Earth-Kind products.
"Earth-Kind's staff and CEO lead the market in sustainable, environmentally friendly products and practices," says Randy Schwartz, CEO of the Dakota MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership). "Kari makes sure that sustainability is built into all their decisions."
"We're a 'big picture' manufacturer," says Warberg Block. "We try to treat the earth, our employees, our retailers, and our consumers with the respect they deserve."
Visit Earth-Kind's Corporate Sustainability report: http://www.greengaintool.org/front/fronts/profile/2183
For more info on Earth-Kind, and it's partnering retailers visit: http://www.earth-kind.com/default.asp
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