Growing Roots,(TM) LLC First In California To Attain "Green" Certification

The Green Earth--Green Plants® program announced today that Growing Roots, LLC, has earned the status of being a "green" certified business.

September 11, 2009 // Franchising.com // The Woodlands, Texas,--The Green Earth--Green Plants® program announced today that Growing Roots, LLC, an interior plantscape business in Long Beach, California has earned the status of being a "green" certified business. "Growing Roots has proven that they are an environmentally-responsible business and operate in an ecologically-friendly manner, says Kathy Fediw, LEED AP, CLP, CLT , president of Johnson Fediw Associates and founder of the certification program. Growing Roots is a franchise that takes care of indoor plants in office buildings, hotels and public indoor spaces with corporate offices in the Long Beach area. "We know that plants help improve indoor air quality, and caring for them in an environmentally-safe manner is crucially important" says Fediw.

Jennifer B. Perez, owner of Growing Roots passed a rigorous assessment and had to provide proof of the company's operational procedures. The assessment rates an interiorscape business on their indoor and outdoor facilities, vehicle usage, recycling program, horticultural practices, staff education and giving back to the community. "Jennifer B. Perez scored extremely high in their use of eco-friendly horticultural practices and indoor facilities" says Fediw. "We are proud to recognize their achievements and know they will set an example to other businesses in California to operate in a more earth-friendly manner."

Johnson Fediw Associates is a third-party consulting firm working exclusively with interior plant care businesses.

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