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Off the Grid? Organic Eco Lips Gets Fueled with Solar Power! (press release)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: health news, Natural News, nutrition

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For Steve Shriver, CEO of Eco Lips, Inc., making sure his lip balm is made with certified organic ingredients is just not enough – it’s got to be solar powered too! The Iowa-based company has taken steps through IRENEW (Iowa Renewable Energy Association) to add solar power to its manufacturing facility. The initiative has turned into one of Iowa’s largest solar power projects ever, gaining immediate support from the State of Iowa, Alliant Energy and the Department of Natural Resources. According to Steve Shriver, “Our solar project became a statewide ordeal rather than just fueling Eco Lips. It now puts solar energy into our entire neighborhood.”

Eco Lips demonstrated how to make their organic lip balm using 100% solar energy at a special promotion which took place at Frontier Natural Products HerbFest over the weekend of August 19th. “The response was quite exciting,” noted Steve after the event. “People attending really understood the importance of companies moving towards a complete package of corporate responsibility – demonstrated on every level.”

In addition, Eco Lips is reducing its power use inside the facility. With regards to lighting, the company has gone from an electromagnetic ballast to a flicker free ballast, translating to one third less electricity usage per light than before. The lighting tubes were changed from 60 CRI to 80 CRI (color rendition index) to produce a more natural “sunlight” effect in the office that also saves energy.

What’s next? According to Steve, “Our commitment to this project is huge and we will not be finished until we are completely off the grid, whether it takes 1 year or 10.” In addition, Eco Lips is working with Iowa State University to determine the BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) Analysis of its lip balm to quantify exact energy usage per balm. This rating will be used as a guide for future energy initiatives within Eco Lips’ operations.

Eco Lips manufactures the highest quality certified organic lip care products on the planet. With a mission of satisfying the needs of every customer, Eco Lips has been first to market with several innovative organic lip care products and packages. With environmental initiatives in place, award-winning packaging and a relaxed, yet productive Iowa work environment, Eco Lips is making its way around the world, one set of lips at a time. The company donates 1% of its profits to non-profit environmental initiatives. For more information, see www.ecolips.com.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

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Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

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