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Madison, WI – October 27, 2009 –The Standards Committee that is leading the development of a national standard for sustainable gaming has launched a free e-newsletter loaded with valuable and insightful information to educate the public about the initiatives being undertaken to bring sustainability to the gaming industry.

 “Our goal,” says Nancy Mancilla-Georgescu, Secretary of the Standards Committee and Chief Executive Officer of ISOS Group, “is to help those involved with the gaming industry including manufactures, vendors, casino operators and end users understand that environmental, economic and social sustainability is easily achievable and will become interchangeable within the industry.  While the first issue will detail the standards process, subsequent editions will deliver ideas for what can be expected from the standard, how it will be introduced and additional pointers to enhance sustainability in and around the industry.” 

“We are extremely happy with how this newsletter turned out and expect that it will be a great asset in getting out our message to the public,” said Eric Hansel, Standards Committee Chair and President of EGM Green. “Based on a recent Poll about green technology and other environmentally-friendly activities, it appears that the gaming industry has yet to fully embrace such measures.  18% of respondents believed it was very important and have taken major steps along those lines.  46% think it's somewhat important and are exploring options or have taken small steps. Besides providing additional support to those with initiative already in place, we hope that the information in the newsletter will convince the remaining 36% that it is time for them to make a transition.” 

Leonardo Academy, the ANSI-accredited charity facilitating the development process for the sustainable gaming standard was also responsible for the distribution of the newsletter. Those interested in being put on the mailing list for the free bimonthly newsletter are encouraged to contact Leonardo Academy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Newsletters will also be available from Standards Committee members. For a list of participating organizations, visit http://www.leonardoacademy.org/programs/standards/gaming.html . 

ANSI Project Information

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization 501 (c) (3) that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Leonardo Academy is an ANSI accredited standards developer, and this project will be carried out in accordance with Leonardo Academy’s ANSI approved standard development process. This project was announced through the ANSI Project Initiation Notification System on October 14, 2008 and has the ANSI standard development number BSR/ LEO 8000-200x. 

About Leonardo Academy

Leonardo Academy is a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing sustainability and environmental stewardship. Leonardo Academy develops innovative tools that leverage the competitive market so both buyers and sellers can drive increased sustainability and create sustainability opportunities that promote a thriving planet and transform the way we live. Leonardo Academy helps companies, organizations, families and individuals advance sustainability with overall sustainability assessments and strategies, LEED implementation and certifications for buildings and emissions inventories as well as reduction and offset strategies. Leonardo Academy is developing several Leonardo Academy ANSI sustainability standards addressing sustainable gaming, emissions inventories, sustainable organizations, sustainable vehicles and sustainable events. Leonardo Academy is also providing ANSI process support for two standards being developed by Scientific Certification Systems: the Sustainable Agriculture standard and the lifecycle impacts declarations standard. Sign up to follow each of these standard development processes on the Leonardo Academy website at: www.leonardoacademy.org 

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Contact Leonardo Academy: Tel: (608) 280-0255

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