No bag for milk, please!

By the time you get through your supermarket checkout line, you may have your mind on the next item on your to-do list and not on what your checker person is saying when they ask you if you want them to put your  gallon of milk in a bag. You may not even hear them ask. Then suddenly you see yourself leaving the store with the greatest ocean pollutant, enemy of fish and wildlife, the sewer-clogging, petroleum wasting, BPA-spreading blight that is the flimsy, yet  ultimately indestructible disposable carryout plastic shopping bag. Milk jugs do not need bags.

Board of Directors – Chair

Dana Johnston, Pres. of Mainstream Green, Inc. the environmental organization that shows people how to be The Crowd vs Climate Change

Dana Johnston: Chair of Board & President of Mainstream Green, Inc.

Dana founded Mainstream Green, Inc. after serving on the board of directors and as a volunteer at two environmental or sustainability non-profits. She is a marketing and branding expert who began her career in advertising at General Electric. Afterwards, she worked at eminent NYC advertising agencies, doing creative work for Barbara Walter’s Specials and ABC Network Television. Dana created a new position for Ben-Gay that increased sales by $20 million in one year. Her work has brought numerous new products from concept to market success, including Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Lea & Perrins Steak Sauce, and Seagrams Wine Coolers. Other powerful brands for which she developed advertising were American Express, Dow Jones & Company, Colgate, and many other famous household names. Dana is a graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. She also attended Harvard University and NYU Institute of Film and Television, School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design.

Board of Directors – Jacinda Ballantyne

This introduces Jacinda Ballantyn, who is  a Member of the Board of Directors of Mainstream Green, Inc.

Jacinda Ballantyne is a Member of the Board of Directors of Mainstream Green, Inc.

Jacinda Ballantyne holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University. She currently works at a power delivery consulting company, TRC. TRC provides engineering services for electric utility companies, mainly in design of substations, but Jacinda has also been involved in several projects related to interconnecting wind or solar farms to the grid. Jacinda’s professional goals are to be more involved in the renewable energy industry and to use my engineering skills to more directly support the installation of alternative energy technology.

Jacinda is also passionate about volunteering. In college, she joined the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, whose mission is to encourage college students to be involved in community service both on and off their campuses. As a student in the fraternity, Jacinda held multiple positions, including president and vice president of service. SheI continues to support the fraternity as an alumna by volunteering in staff roles to help active students. She also currently volunteers at Helping Hounds Dog Rescue.