News : Green Collar Careers: Johnmark O’Brien of Green Maids

Feb 17, 2015

Originally posted on Seacoast Online Blogs.

By Anna Murphy

Johnmark O’Brien, owner of Green Maids, has been cleaning up grime since 2009. O’Brien started his green cleaning company with the mission to keep harmful chemicals out of the community and local environment’s waste-stream. It was a mission O’Brien embarked upon while a college student. Based in York Harbor, Maine, Green Maids now services the New Hampshire seacoast as well as southern Maine.

To ensure his company promotes and uses only the best products, O’Brien conducted years of research on the dangers of household cleaning products and the chemicals they release into the air, water and soil. He has also developed a highly effective Green Clean process that removes dirt and household pollutants and is safe for humans and animals. All cleaning products used by Green Maids must either be Green Seal Certified or guaranteed to be all natural, biodegradable, earth friendly, non-toxic and safe for home and office use. Green Maids uses only products that have not been tested on animals and come from environmentally responsible manufacturers and retailers. The Green Maids cleaning team makes their rounds in a Toyota Prius hybrid.

In addition to their eco-friendly cleaning practices, Green Maids actively gives back to its community, conducting three to four beach clean-ups each year. With sustainability at the forefront of each decision he makes, O’Brien says that every action taken, no matter how small, builds toward a greener future.

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