House Leader Nancy Pelosi Receives the 2017 ECOS™ Environmental Award

Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, CEO of Earth Friendly Products, Recognizes Pelosi for Her Outstanding Leadership on Environmental Protection

Cypress, CA (March 1, 2017) – U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has been named the 2017 recipient of the ECOS® Environmental Award for her exceptional leadership in environmental protection. Leader Pelosi received the prestigious award in honor of her career-long fight against climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction. Earth Friendly Products, the maker of ECOS™ plant-powered cleaning products, established the annual ECOS Environmental Award to honor national leaders who have played an important role in environmental advocacy.

Leader Pelosi has a long, highly distinguished record of supporting public policies that protect the American environment and its citizens. She has supported the development of new green energy technologies to reduce U.S. dependence on oil and has fought to remediate the adverse environmental effects of burning fossil fuels. In addition, she has long supported environmental conservation programs and the protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which is threatened by oil exploration. The 2017 ECOS Environmental Award was presented to Leader Pelosi at her office in Washington, D.C., by Earth Friendly Products’ president and CEO Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks. A family-owned and operated company for over 50 years, Earth Friendly Products is sustainable manufacturer that has achieved the “trifecta” of carbon neutrality, water neutrality, and Platinum Zero Waste certification. The company uses 100% renewable energy to make its ECOS plant-powered cleaners at its facilities in California, Washington, Illinois, and New Jersey.


Family owned and operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products is the maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent and over 90 other sustainable cleaning products that are safer for people, pets and the planet. Made with plant-powered ingredients, ECOS™ cleaners are thoughtfully sourced, free of dyes, pH balanced, readily biodegradable formula, easily recyclable and never tested on animals. Earth Friendly Products is a primary manufacturer that makes its own products in sustainable manufacturing facilities located across the U.S. All Earth Friendly Products facilities are carbon neutral, water neutral and Zero Waste Platinum certified, saving over 53 million pounds of carbon dioxide annually and diverting over 95% of all waste from landfills. The company has received many awards for its innovations in safer green chemistry, including the U.S. EPA’s coveted Safer Choice Partner of the Year. Earth Friendly Products is committed to making more sustainable cleaning both effective and affordable. ECOS™, Baby ECOS™, ECOS for Pets! and ECOS™ Pro cleaners are available at selected major retailers throughout the U.S., in over 60 countries and online at and