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Sierra College CACT with U.S. Zero Waste Business Council Will Offer Training on June 8 to Help Firms Save Money and Become Certified


Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2015

To support companies in saving money, becoming more sustainable and getting certified, Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) and the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) will offer Zero Waste training on June 8 in Lincoln, CA, near Sacramento.

Register at http://www.uszwbc.org/; the rate for the full day is $ 199 and morning session with lunch is $ 99; add $ 50 to the registration fee after May 15. There are other discounts for USZWBC members and for more than two people per organization attending.

USZWBC developed the Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWBA) training to help businesses achieve Zero Waste, and to guide them in achieving facility certification according to the USZWBC Scorecard Certification System.

The training begins with an introduction to Zero Waste, tour of the sustainability programs at Rogers Family Coffee Company in Lincoln CA, and a hands-on waste audit exercise. The afternoon session will provide information on USZWBC certification for individuals and facilities. The full day class is a requirement for qualifying for Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWBA) certification.

Participants will learn how USZWBC Zero Waste certifications work according to trainer, Gary Liss. “During the workshop, attendees will see the steps they can take right away to start eliminating wasteful practices and save money,” said Liss. “Companies will benefit from this proven approach to guide their organization beyond recycling to Zero Waste.”

Zero Waste is an approach being used successfully by manufacturers, according to Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CACT Director, Sierra College. “Businesses can reduce expenses and generate revenues by handling waste more effectively as well as become better corporate citizens,” said Pepper-Kittredge. “Globally competitive companies benefit from making their processes more efficient and working toward Zero Waste as part of sustainability plans.”

For registration, please visit the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council website: http://www.uszwbc.org/.

About Sierra College CACT

Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) is focused on Advanced Manufacturing and is funded through the Workforce and Economic Development program of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Since 1992, the Sierra College CACT has provided customized training for organizations, manufacturers and technology companies throughout Northern California. Additional information is available at http://www.sierracollegetraining.com/.







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Amid Supplement Industry Turmoil, dotFIT Launches NSF Certified for Sport Product Line


WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California (PRWEB) June 18, 2015

dotFIT Worldwide launches health, fitness and sports performance products which have undergone the NSF Certified for Sport program. In addition to evidence-based programming, formulas, and 3rd party testing, the NSF Certification ensures collegiate and professional athletes that they are protected from unwarranted suspensions due to banned substances in supplements. This is significant because the supplement industry has been under intense scrutiny by consumer watch groups as well as State Attorney Generals since several mass market products have recently been found to be fraudulent and potentially dangerous.

“The NSF Certification for Sport is a program that most others won’t undergo because of cost and the potential to not pass. Not only are the contents tested to match the label, the program includes a test for banned substances that can creep into products during the manufacturing process because of unprotected, non-segregated mixing rooms or worse, deliberate spiking of illegal ingredients,” said dotFIT Founder and CEO, Neal Spruce. “Collegiate and professional athletes, including my own son, need this assurance in order to protect themselves from unwarranted suspensions,” he continued, “and every fitness enthusiast, athlete, or parents of young athletes, also want assurance the products they take to improve recovery, performance, and health are safe and effective. This is yet another 3rd party validation of purity and potency for the dotFIT product line.” Spruce’s son, Nelson, is a collegiate football player at the University of Colorado, and was among the leading receivers in the nation. dotFIT clients include many collegiate and professional teams, and is the nutrition solution for Fusionetics, a state-of-the-art Human Performance System utilized in the world of professional and collegiate athletics to help athletes improve their performance, speed their recovery and avoid future injury. “Earning the NSF certified for sport stamp of approval is yet another example of dotFIT’s commitment and dedication to providing the best nutritional products to athletes of all levels,” said Dr. Mike Clark Founder and CEO of Fusionetics.

“Our customers will be happy to discover that not only are they getting properly formulated and safe products, but comparable NSF certified products are at least 20-30% more expensive,” Spruce added. Spruce introduced nutrition into the fitness industry more than 30 years ago. He was the creator of Nutritionalysis, the first nutrition program to be implemented in the health club environment, went on to found Apex Fitness, owned and built the National Academy of Sports Medicine with Dr. Mike Clark – today’s largest provider of fitness and sports performance education, and today is CEO of dotFIT Worldwide.

“Every person should be able to experience success through sport and fitness, regardless of their level. Our partners in the health club industry are also committed to affording their members, high school athletes and weekend warriors the same product efficacy and safety. Providing evidence-based nutrition programs, including a line of NSF certified products through our certified fitness professionals is tied directly to my personal goal of saving and enhancing lives through fitness,” said Spruce. “Properly made products can help everyone be more than they can be because we believe you can always grow stronger, play longer and live better, and everyone should be granted the peace of mind that what they’re taking is safe and effective.”

About dotFIT Worldwide:

Founded in 2008 by a seasoned team of leading fitness industry visionaries, dotFIT is a research and development company and the world’s largest provider of evidence-based sport and fitness programming. The company’s unique online platform, and nutrition solutions and products provide the proven essentials needed for people to eat, live and feel better. dotFIT’s programs and products are delivered by sport, fitness and health professionals worldwide. This is the only program approved by the prestigious National Academy of Sports Medicine. For more information visit: http://www.dotFIT.com.

About Fusionetics:

Fusionetics is the Human Performance Company that integrates sports science, clinical application and cutting-edge technology to deliver efficient and effective solutions focused on decreasing injury, optimizing performance, and enhancing recovery. Through the leadership of Dr. Micheal A. Clark, scientists, sports medicine professionals, coaches, athletes and business leaders came together to help people improve their performance. Fusionetics is the result of their combined research, field-testing and the relentless pursuit to perfect human movement. The Fusionetics Human Performance System platforms were developed with every aspect of the systems and programs generated following an evidence-based model. It’s been scientifically proven in the field, and it has been developed to be end user and practitioner friendly, and ultimately is end-user focused. For more information visit: http://www.Fusionetics.com.







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Organic Muscle Launches World’s First USDA Certified Organic Pre-Workout Supplement


Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

Having the energy to make it through a hard workout can be the difference between achieving fitness goals or failing. This fact has led pre-workout powders to become one of the most popular sections of the fitness supplement industry. Sadly, until now, pre-workout’s have been almost exclusively packed with chemicals, pesticides, GMO’s and artificial ingredients that can be dangerous and counterproductive. The innovative new supplement company Organic Muscle is redefining the industry with the the release of their Organic Citrus Berry Pre-Workout, the world’s first USDA certified organic pre-workout fitness formula. The response to the news from fitness enthusiasts has been wildly positive.

“Many people are skeptical of the shady ingredients, fillers, additives, and GMO’s included in the vast majority of workout supplements,” commented James Benefico, founder of Organic Muscle. “Our company is taking a revolutionary approach to fitness by offering only certified organic supplements comprised of the highest quality, battle tested ingredients. The difference in results is very dramatic.”

According to Benefico, Organic Muscle prides itself on sourcing their ingredients strictly from eco-friendly, organic certified American farms. Great care goes into making certain every product the company offers, including the Organic Citrus Berry Pre-Workout, is certified organic, Non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, chemical free, hormone free and preservative free. This focus completely separates Organic Muscle from all other fitness and bodybuilding supplement companies.

The Organic Citrus Berry Pre-Workout’s primary ingredients include ginseng, rhodeola rosea, green tea, acai, yerba mate, maca root, cordyceps, and goji berry. The combined synergistic effects of the formula have won the product quick praise.

Emily G., from Boston, recently said, “I gave up on pre-workouts when I tightened my diet up and cut out all unnatural and artificial products and ingredients. I thought they were gone for good, until a friend told me about Organic Muscle. Now I enjoy Organic Muscle before training with weight or my yoga classes and I feel, perform and look better than ever. Five stars and fully recommended.”

Organic Muscle also offers premium certified organic protein powders and plans on releasing a wide variety of other organic fitness supplements in the upcoming months.

For more information be sure to visit http://www.organicmuscle.com.







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New SweetLeaf Organics Line to Offer QAI Certified Sweetener


(PRWEB) March 27, 2015

Consumers have long trusted SweetLeaf® for delicious taste with zero calories, zero carbs, non-glycemic response, and NO artificial ingredients. Now SweetLeaf is proud to announce the addition of a new organic option to its family of natural stevia sweetener products. SweetLeaf® Organic Stevia Sweetener, certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI), brings a prime sweetener option to the organic shopper.

SweetLeaf, the stevia brand consistently winning international awards for taste and innovation, is committed to meeting consumer demand. According to a 2014 Roper poll, 40% of Americans say organic will be a bigger part of their diet this year, and 63% say they already buy organic foods and beverages.1 Total sales for organic products rose above the $ 35 billion mark in 2013, indicating that organic foods have moved into mainstream shoppers’ carts.2

SweetLeaf® Organic Stevia Sweetener is now available on shelves in natural and conventional stores nationwide and ShopSweetLeaf.com. The product is available in powder form in 35 ct. and 70 ct. boxes of packets and 3.2 oz. shaker jar.

“Our customers asked, and we are delivering,” says James A. May, Founder and CEO of Wisdom Natural Brands®, parent company of SweetLeaf. “With our new Organic SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener, we are thrilled to offer another naturally delicious high-quality option.”

All SweetLeaf Stevia® is plant-derived, sustainably grown, and free from ingredients like aspartame, sucralose and high fructose corn syrup. The company’s proprietary water-based extraction process yields a product free of solvent artifacts, so there is no aftertaste, making it perfect for sweetening hot or cold beverages, cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt and more. Like the original natural stevia product, SweetLeaf Organic Stevia Sweetener has virtually unlimited uses for both sweet and savory dishes, ranging from desserts to sauces and salad dressings. To date, SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener has won 14 international awards for taste and innovation.

For more information about SweetLeaf, visit http://www.SweetLeaf.com.

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About Wisdom Natural Brands®

Gilbert, Arizona-based Wisdom Natural Brands® is the parent company of two highly respected and award-winning consumer brands: SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener and Wisdom of the Ancients® herbal teas. SweetLeaf® is the natural stevia sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates, non-glycemic response, and NO artificial ingredients. The only stevia brand to be named a Top Wellness Company and to consistently win numerous global awards for taste and innovation, SweetLeaf is sold in boxes containing 35 or 70 packets, as well as in SweetLeaf Stevia® Shaker jars for easy home use and SweetLeaf SteviaTabs™ Dissolvable Tablets for on-the-go use. SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener is available in both natural and QAI certified organic. Offering consumers additional high-quality choices, SweetLeaf Organics are sold in 35 and 70 ct. packet boxes and shaker jars. SugarLeaf®, also by Wisdom, bonds SweetLeaf Stevia® and cane sugar for a low-calorie sugar alternative that is perfect for baking and cooking. SugarLeaf has 2/3 fewer calories than sugar. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™ add flavor without calories or carbohydrates to favorite foods and beverages. Sweet Drops™ also have NO artificial ingredients. SweetLeaf® Water Drops™ add delicious natural flavor to still or sparkling water. For more information about SweetLeaf products, recipes, the new SweetLeaf cookbook, Cooking with SweetLeaf Stevia®, and more, visit ShopSweetLeaf.com.

Wisdom of the Ancients herbal teas, from energizing Yerba Maté Royale® to calming Rooibos and Sympacho®, are available in tea bags and come in a variety of refreshing flavors. Select varieties are also available with a touch of calorie-free stevia sweetener.

SweetLeaf and Wisdom of the Ancients products can be purchased online at ShopSweetLeaf.com or at grocery and health food stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.







Project Juice and Ritual Wellness to Join Forces – Merger to Create West Coast’s Leading Certified Organic Retail Juicery


San Francisco, CA and Orange County, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2015

In what will be one of the first of its kind in the juice industry, Southern California-based Ritual Wellness and Northern-California-based Project Juice are excited to announce they will be joining forces, merging brands and identities so that they may bring their certified organic, non-GMO, cold-pressed juices, nut mylks, cleanses and plant-based foods to a wider audience across the country.

Uniting the companies under the Project Juice name, each of the new brand’s nine storefronts throughout San Francisco, San Diego and Orange counties will also operate under the Project Juice umbrella. Employees from both companies will operate as a team, uniting Ritual Wellness co-founder Marra St. Clair and her partner Lori Kenyon Farley with Project Juice founders Rachel and Greg Malsin and Devon Briger.

“We are thrilled to unite with Project Juice because it is the best thing for our customers,” St.Clair said. “The merge allows us to be an even better partner to our clients’ in their efforts to live well.”

The merge of the two brands, both leading forces in the juicing field – Ritual Wellness since its inception in March 2010 and Project Juice since late 2012 – with established reputations as being the best tasting, highest quality and most nutritionally-dense juices, results in a strategically curated menu of juices and cleanses, with exciting plans for 2015.

“The cold-pressed juice space has become very fragmented, very quickly, and information sharing is basically non-existent,” said Project Juice co-founder Rachel Malsin. “Through this merger process, we’ve already learned so much about how to be a better company. Ritual Wellness and Project Juice customers have a lot to look forward to.”

Taking advantage of the company’s expanded footprint, with the continued goal of making use of the freshest local and organic ingredients possible, Project Juice will be able to respond to the varying growing seasons up and down the West Coast by dividing sourcing between Northern and Southern California. The business merger immediately multiplies Project Juice’s purchasing power, enabling the company to work directly with more California farms. Purchasing directly from the farm, rather than through distributors, guarantees maximum freshness and quality while helping Project Juice to better support local growers.

Combining businesses also allows the two companies to create more efficient administration and operational systems, ultimately creating more time and bandwidth to focus on product innovations and an improved customer experience.

“Our joint mission is to provide the highest quality organic juice and plant-based foods, and to inspire people to live healthier lives,” Kenyon Farley said.

A revamped Project Juice website will launch in the first quarter, providing a better user experience, while a promotional offer of free shipping, which has long been requested by the company’s nationwide audience, will be the first of many projects under the new merger. Throughout the year, Project Juice will continue to expand with additional retail stores, product innovations and other undisclosed projects.

For more information, visit http://www.projectjuice.com.

About Project Juice:

Project Juice® is a San Francisco based company founded in 2012 with a mission to bring the benefits and convenience of organic, cold-pressed juice and plant based nutrition to the Bay Area. Crafted using locally sourced, organic ingredients, Project Juice currently offers over 20 varieties of cold-pressed juices and nut mylks, as well as a full line of cleanses, plant-based foods, and wellness shots. Project Juice is currently available nationwide with purchase online, at their Mission, Crocker Galleria, Polk Street, Mid-Market and Palo Alto locations, and through select retail partners including Artis Coffee Roasters in Berkeley, The Station SF and Pip-to-Go in the Jackson Square district of San Francisco.

About Ritual Wellness:

Ritual Wellness is the purveyor of Southern California’s premier USDA certified organic, non-GMO verified juices created by Marra St.Clair and Lori Kenyon Farley. Ritual Wellness’ line of superior, 100% organic, fresh-pressed, raw juices include the Reset Cleanse as well as Ritual Juice, a line of juices for everyday nutrition on the go. Ritual Wellness stands apart as the only juice cleanse on the market that includes the fitness-friendly Shred component, ensuring clients a healthy level of nutrition for continued workouts. Ritual Wellness caters to a devoted clientele who range from front page celebrities and nationally-acclaimed fitness experts, to multitasking parents and busy professionals. As lifestyle leaders, the Ritual Wellness team seeks out the best, most innovative products and partners to strengthen their stance as wellness warriors.







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