Health and Wellness

Healthy Alternatives

Jerry V. Teplitz JD, Ph.D.

Healthy Alternatives – PUTTING THE USED SOAP FROM HOTELS TO A HEALTHY USE

Join me and my guest, Shawn Seipler, as we talk about the foundation that he has created that gets the soap you use in a hotel room to people in the developing world (www.CleanTheWorld.org). Several years ago, Shawn as staying at a hotel and asked himself the questions “I wonder what they do with this soap.” This has lead him on a journey of discovery and one that now helps hundreds of thousands of people around the world have a cleaner, better future.

Many diseases in third world and developing countries can actually be reduced dramatically just by adding a bar of soap to a person’s everyday life. Shawn recently returned from a trip distributing soap in Honduras with the assistance of the United States Army.

Shawn is a social entrepreneur who has focused his business, management and leadership skills on advancing humanitarian causes through philanthropic efforts. This lead to his creating the IRS 501 C3 charitable organization called Clean the World. What Clean the World does is recycle hotel soaps and bottled amenities, such as shampoo and conditioner, for people in need. In just three years Clean the World has enlisted more than 1600 hotel partners in North America to join this recycling program. In 2011, Clean the World won the Sustainable Florida Award for Best Practices and Shawn was selected among the 2011 “40 Under 40” people to watch by Connect Magazine. You’re not going to want to miss this one!