Onondaga Nation, EcoLogic Solutions Form Historical Green Business Partnership

March 2011

Brooklyn, NY – Onondaga Nation and Brooklyn-based Ecologic Solutions today announced a historic, Native American-green business partnership to boost the company’s efforts to rid workplaces of toxic cleaners and replace them with sustainable alternatives. Under the terms of the partnership, Onondaga Nation (www.onondaganation.org) has agreed to become the second largest shareholder in EcoLogic Solutions (www.ecologicsolutions.com), a leading supplier of natural, plant-based cleaning supplies for restaurants, hotels, schools, office buildings, and other commercial users. EcoLogic Solutions will use the investment to create jobs and expand current operations, while developing new products and approaches to eliminate harmful cleaning supplies from workplaces.

“EcoLogic Solutions is a company that shares our goals of a more sustainable planet, and a better, more holistic way of doing business,” said Jake Edwards, member of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs. “This is the first time we’ve invested in a U.S.-based environmental firm. When you partner with Onondaga, you partner for life.”

“When I founded EcoLogic Solutions, I looked to Onondaga values and sustainability as paragons for our business,” said EcoLogic CEO Anselm Doering. “That’s why I’m honored, and humbled, to make in this announcement today. It’s the fulfillment of a dream within a dream.” Based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard along with 30 other green businesses, EcoLogic Solutions manufactures soaps, detergents, degreasers, solvents, glass cleaners, disinfectants, and other earth-friendly cleaning supplies for the institutional marketplace using bio-based formulations that are readily biodegradable and non toxic to humans and aquatic life. The company, using groundbreaking technology and scientific advances, offers the most progressive, environmentally preferable commercial cleaners in the market today.

EcoLogic Solutions clients include Chipotle Mexican Grill, Whole Foods Markets, the Statue of Liberty, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Mario Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, the Durst Organization, and NBC Universal, among many others. It sells exclusively to wholesale markets at this time. EcoLogic Solutions’ products will be made available to Onondaga Nation citizens soon.

A sovereign nation on 7,300 acres south of Syracuse, Onondaga is a proud member of the Haudenosaunee (“People of the Long House”), an alliance of six Native American nations sometimes referred to as the Iroquois Confederacy or Six Nations. Other members include the Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora nations. “The Onondaga Nation and its people have a unique spiritual, cultural, and historic relationship with the earth and the waters, which is embodied in Gayanashagowa, the Great Law of Peace,” said Jake Edwards. “It is the duty of the Nation’s leaders to work for a healing of the earth, to protect it and pass it on to future generations. This partnership is about making a better world for the generations yet to come.”

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