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Vancouver, Wash. – One of the nation’s first natural cleaning supply companies, Biokleen is celebrating its 20th anniversary during Earth Month in April and throughout 2009 by contributing a total of $35,000 to environmental and youth athletic sponsorships in 9 U.S. states ranging from Oregon to Massachusetts.
“Our concern for the wellbeing of the environment and our friends, family and customers is what drives our business every day,” said Cindy Rimer, VP of Sales and Marketing for Biokleen and the second generation of Rimer to run the company. “This is a great opportunity for us to give back to some of our favorite causes, and further the values we have lived as a company for the past twenty years.”
Biokleen’s sponsorship campaign will support eight environmental causes for Earth Month and beyond. Contributions will benefit both Seattle Earth Corp and Keep Austin Beautiful’s city-wide clean-ups, the Chicago Wetlands restoration effort, Boston Earth Works’ tree planting initiative, Cincinnati Earth Coalition’s Earth Day celebration, Keep Atlanta Beautiful’s sustainable science competition and Vancouver Urban Forestry’s April tree planting event in Washington State.
In addition, Biokleen plans to donate a portion of proceeds earned during Earth Month to the California Earth Share’s statewide environmental awareness program.
As part of an ongoing effort to encourage good health, the company is also sponsoring soccer clubs and events in Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado, Texas, Chicago and Massachusetts throughout 2009.
“We got involved with causes throughout the country so we could support as many communities and people as possible,” said Rimer. “As a green company, it is important that we encourage others to live a healthy lifestyle and take the small steps they can to make a difference.”
A regular supporter of environment-related causes, Biokleen lives true to the green commitment it was founded on in 1989. All products remain non-toxic and biodegradable, and are developed in partnership with Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment Program.