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“Green Scene” to Debut Today

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, Public Service of New Hampshire and the “New Hampshire Today Show With Jack Heath” on WTPL 107.7 FM are making a scene and companies throughout the Granite State couldn’t be happier.

green-recycle-img1Today, the aforementioned partners will be debuting a new radio segment called the “Green Scene.” To be aired at 3:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, the “Green Scene” will be dedicated to New Hampshire companies and initiatives geared toward energy efficiency, sustainability and responsible energy practices.

On today’s inaugural segment, “New Hampshire Today Show” host Jack Heath will be joined by Dennis Randall, owner and CEO of Portsmouth-based EARTHTEC, an apparel manufacturer that utilizes recycables to create outerwear. EARTHTEC has created jackets for the NH Fisher Cats staff, winter hats for a UNH men’s hockey giveaway and soft shell jackets for the Portsmouth Police Department among many other customers. For more details about their great work, visit www.earth-tec.com.

Special thanks to Public Service of New Hampshire for their sponsorship of the segment and to Jack Heath and the WTPL staff for the opportunity to share some great stories via the airwaves. Please be sure to listen to today’s segment and all that follow!

– Steve Boucher, Communications & Legislative Director

EarthTec Named March “Innovation Rocks!” Winner

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Wearing recycled plastic bottles on your head might sound strange to most, but not to the staff of EarthTec, winner of the New Hampshire Business Resource Center’s “Innovation Rocks!” award for the month of March.

earthtec_greenThe Portsmouth-based company, an eco-conscious company that turns recyclable plastic bottles into lifestyle apparel, is one of the first firms of its kind. Each EarthTec garment uses approximately one dozen recycled bottles in a process that creates recycled fiber that rivals virgin polyester. Its fleece-lined and water resistant jackets are now being worn by the Portsmouth Police Department, Newington Police Department and Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department at a fraction of the price of similar garments on the market. 

“I had the good fortune of receiving an eco-friendly EarthTec fleece hat as a giveaway at the recent UNH men’s hockey game and can attest to its high quality,” said New Hampshire Division of Economic Development Interim Director Roy Duddy. “Not only does this innovative company do work that truly benefits the environment, their products are stylish and stand up to the rigors of use. Their commitment to both sustainability and style set them apart.” 

For more information about EarthTec, visit www.earth-tec.com

“Innovation Rocks!” is an initiative sponsored by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s Business Resource Center in coordination with Rock 101 (WGIR-FM) and the The Pavilion at the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown to celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of New Hampshire innovators.