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EPA Head Lisa P. Jackson, SBA Administrator Mills to Tour San Francisco-based Method, Discuss Green Jobs

Release Date: 09/14/2011
Contact Information: Mary Simms, (415) 947-4270, (415) 760-5419, simms.mary@epa.gov


*************MEDIA ALERT****************
THURSDAY: EPA Head Lisa P. Jackson, SBA Administrator Mills to
Tour San Francisco Based Method, Discuss Green jobs

Tour part of 2-day visit to highlight jobs, green tech

SAN FRANCISCO —
Tomorrow U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will tour San Francisco-based home care company Method to discuss jobs and sustainable businesses. Administrator Jackson will be joined by SBA Administrator Karen Mills and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Method creates and markets its own line of environmentally-friendly home and personal care products. Administrator Jackson, Administrator Mills and Mayor Lee will be on hand as Method announces a new sustainable innovation at a press conference on Thursday.

WHO:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills
U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld
Adam Lowry – Method Co-Founder and Chief Greenskeeper
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

WHAT:

Press conference and tour
Following the press conference Administrator Jackson and Administrator Mills will take questions from the media and participate in a tour of Method’s cutting edge facilities. The press conference and tour are open to accredited members of the media.

WHEN:

Thursday, September 15 - 10:25 a.m.

WHERE:

Method headquarters, 637 Commercial Street, Suite 300, San Francisco

RSVP:

Please RSVP in advance with name, contact info (include email and phone) and media affiliation to simms.mary@epa.gov ASAP to participate.

Additional background info:
Method has factories that use zero water, have no-landfill waste, have co-invested in on-site solar generation, and operate a fleet of 16 semi-trucks that run off of waste vegetable oil secondary biodiesel that deliver more than 70% of all Method product volume in the US, just to name a few. All of these programs save Method money – proof that integrating sustainability into business makes good business sense, which creates more growth, and ultimately more green economy jobs.