Award-Winning Greek Company Teams Up With Greece’s Olympic Women’s Beach Volleyball Team

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Earth Friendly Products to Sponsor Vicky Arvaniti and Maria Tsiartsiani as they head to London for the 2012 Olympics

Earth Friendly Products (, a leader in manufacturing award-winning eco-friendly cleaning products, will be sponsoring Vicky Arvaniti and Maria Tsiartsiani, Greece’s top women’s beach volleyball team, who will represent Greece at the 2012 Olympics in London.

The green company, which is planning to open a new facility in Greece next summer, was founded by Greek immigrant Van Vlahakis in 1967 with the simple mission to provide consumers with non-toxic, all natural, affordable, high performance cleaning products that are safe for people, pets, and the environment. This mission has allowed Earth Friendly Products to expand markets and revenues, while remaining true to their eco-conscience infrastructure.

Both Arvaniti and Tsiartsiani have competed in the Olympics before. Tsiartsiani played professional indoor volleyball before starting her professional beach volleyball career in 2003. In 2005 she finished 9th in the world ranking after winning two FIVB World Tour medals and she also participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, once again finishing 9th.

Arvaniti is at the peak of her game since her debut volleyball performance at the age of 16 when she won 4th place at an under-21 international event. In 2005, she became the youngest player in the tour to win a gold medal at the FIVB Gran Slam in Stavanger and was also named the Most Improved Player on the tour. Since then, Arvaniti has competed in both the Beijing and Athens Olympic games.

Together since 2009, Tsiartsiani and Arvaniti finished their first season together reaching 7th in the world ranking. Their intensity and dedication have kept them firmly within the top 25 teams in the world. Earth Friendly Vice President Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks says, “The passion and dedication [Tsiartsiani and Arvaniti] play with is inspiring and they represent Greece in the best light and that is why we are so excited to be sponsoring them.”

Tsiartsiani and Arvaniti are looking forward to the opportunities this partnership will give them to bring awareness of living a sustainable life to their home country.

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About Earth Friendly Products

Earth Friendly Products is the leader in the development and production of environmentally friendly cleaning supplies for household and commercial use with over 150 products manufactured, distributed, and sold in the USA, Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia. All Earth Friendly Products are created with only replenishable and sustainable plant-based ingredients that are safe for people, pets, and the planet. The company proudly adheres to its strict "Freedom Code", a list of harmful and toxic ingredients that are not found in any its products. Earth Friendly Products has proudly received the 2009 Green PatriotTM Green 100TM Designation and the Champion level recognition from the US EPA through the Design for the Environment (DfE) Program's Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information about Earth Friendly Products, or to speak with Vice President Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, please contact Nancy Trent or Pamela Wadler at (212) 966-0024.

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