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Thank you and congrats to these Latino Green Biz from Bklyn

Hi!

Thank you for the dozens of e-mails from six countries with recommended Latino green businesses from Brooklyn.  It shows how you love supporting your fellow entrepreneurs!

After screening and speaking with most of the suggestions, seven were recommended and seven were accepted.  The following Latino-based green businesses working in Brooklyn have been invited to go down to DC and meet and be acknowledged by the senior Congresswomen in the US House of Representatives, Nydia Velazquez:

1.CeleBritAy New York Inc.: www.celebritayny.com from Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Elizabeth Santiago, owner, has an award winning eco-friendly skin care company who’s  mission is to create “real” green, natural & organic skin care products, using only fresh, natural, organic, and earth friendly materials that don’t deplete the planet.

2.IES Solutions: www.iessolutions.com in the Coney Island area of Brooklyn.  Jose Ortega is a partner for these alternative energy installers who have been doing some large projects here in New York City.

3.Loop Organic: www.looporganic.com in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Carmel Campos owner of this really great organic cotton wholesale company has her textiles in many retail stores in New York and around the country.

4.New Energy Technology & Development, Inc.: http://hsh7.tech.officelive.com/default.aspx located in NY, NJ , PA. Tomasito Bobadilla is a partner in this clean tech / energy development company with two patents for enhancing solar, wind, electric car battery systems, and hydro-electric, among other uses.

5.NRD Energy and Water LLC: www.NRDenergyandwater.com from Bellerose, NY. Jaime Ramirez is one of three Latino engineers working in the application of clean and renewable sources of energy such as Solar Energy and Wind Power as well as drinking water and waste treatment management at residential, commercial and industrial levels.

6.Re Char: www.re-char.com in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  Jason Aramburu owns a really cool bio fuel company with patent-pending technology to convert bio waste into fuel and bio-mass.  Super-modern, super-green company!

7.Si Se Puede (a.k.a We Can Do It!): www.wecandoit.coop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.  A great women’s cooperative, women owned, women-run business designed to create living wage jobs that will be carried out in a safe and healthy environment, and that promotes social supports and educational opportunities for their members.

Having been involved in green businesses for 20 years, it is very encouraging to see so many now up and running from the best borough in New York! 🙂

Thank YOU again for helping make this happen.  These businesses, NYC’s economy, and the planet are better off because you did!

Stefan

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