Michael Egelston is Chief Executive Officer for Cities Management, Inc. and its sister companies, SenEarthCo, Inc. and Cities Maintenance, Inc. In that role he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization including marketing, operations and business strategy.
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Cutting operation expenses of your association is just one benefit of using the SenEarthCo® website. Saving time, offering greater conveniences for resident/members and adding greater value to the entire model also makes the SenEarthCo® system a truly sensible business practice for the multi-housing market in the 21st century. Read More »
Tip #1: Use less toxic products—Toxic paints and cleaning products can give office workers a big headache and worse problems if they have multiple chemical sensitivities. There are less toxic spit and shine options available from cleaning companies that specialize in environmentally safe cleaning. Read More »
It's a national trend. And it's good for your homeowners. Eco-chic building management combines health and care for the planet under your property's roof. Follow these easy tips and you'll find that being green these days doesn't have to disrupt your residents or cost your association an arm and a leg. Read More »
Buy appliances with the Energy Star label, which guarantees that they're energy-efficient. You may need to plunk down some bucks to purchase new but once you plug them in, they'll instantly save money through lower electric bills. Read More »
We strive to put our money where our mouth is! SenEarthCo® purchased three hybrid vehicles for project management and roving maintenance personnel. Cars are cycled out every 18 months and sold to employees at a significant discount.
Meet Kim Carlson
Often credited for tirelessly working to preserve our planet long before global warming hit the mainstream radar, Kim Carlson is an eco-savvy entrepreneur, green business author and eco-chic lifestyle expert. She is the Founder of five successful companies that use earth-friendliness as their driving force. Carlson’s book, Green Your Work: Boost Your Bottom Line While Reducing Your Eco-Footprint - about the many advantages of being an environmentally responsible business - was released in January 2009. Her latest venture is the development of the EarthSmart Product Standard, a retail product certification program devised in collaboration with the country’s leading scientists, academics and environmentalists that will prove to be the most innovative environmental screening process to date.
Kim practices what she preaches. (Except she doesn’t really preach, she enthuses.) For over twenty years, she has been a high-profile, socially responsible business leader, eco-preneur and activist called upon to consult for corporations, universities, governments and consumer groups. She has worked with politicians and policy makers as Chair of the Minnesota Environmental Initiative, a member of the Governors Roundtable for Sustainability and as a Public Policy Forum Fellow at the Humphrey Institute of the University of Minnesota. Kim was a pioneer in the green housing movement in the early 90s, which subsequently has become a major national phenomenon. She is also the founder of five companies that use earth-friendliness as their driving force and serves as a board member for 6 non-profit environmental organizations. Kim’s EarthSmart Consumer Test – designed for consumers to discover how green their lifestyle is – has become a buzzed-about benchmark of green living.
As the “EarthSmart Expert” on NBC, the host of the national radio program, Livin’ The Green Life and the regular guest writer for The Minneapolis Star Tribune Newspaper’s Saturday Home Section, Kim educates the public on the pleasures of a planet-friendly lifestyle, discussing topics ranging from stylish organic entertaining to nontoxic gardening and eco-golf. Kim has been featured in Self, Health, Shape, Natural Health, Cooking Light, Bride & Groom, Experience Life, and Midwest Home.