Lady Green Miami is a grassroots waste management and janitorial service company currently servicing 1,050+ locations throughout Miami-Dade County. Lady Green was founded in 2010 with a mission to serve our communities by reducing and reusing waste as well as giving back through educational and philanthropic programs. Our mission is to provide waste pickup and janitorial services through sustainable and holistic practices in the workplace and in our homes. Lady Green recognizes the rising environmental challenges and demands that our generation and future ones, are beginning to face. Natural resource depletion is of specific interest because natural resources provide all of the world’s products and services. Our environment and its natural resources are also at risk from the global impacts of climate change.
Lady Green Miami is dedicated to bringing the sustainable factor into today’s waste and cleaning management as we truly believe it significantly benefits the environment, our economy and the quality of life.
MICHELLE SALAS – FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Michelle brings over a decade of management experience, including 7 years of executive management working with top business leaders. Prior to founding LGR, Michelle was part of a successful start-up company that is now a leader in the U.S. for deploying greenhouse gas reduction projects and renewable energy projects. Michelle received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration in 2007 and later pursued her Master’s in Environmental Studies at Florida International University. During her first year in graduate school, Michelle found much inspiration from her professors, peers and education, that she felt it was time to launch her recycling dream. She decided to fully invest her time and resources into creating her vision. Understanding the real value in education, Michelle continued to ‘sit’ in classes to learn the material without having to pay the cost of tuition.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets as well as training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu on a regular basis. You can catch her training BJJ or teaching self-defense classes at Gracie Barra Doral.
CHRISTY PERALTA- Managing Partner, Lady Green Cleaning Services
Her goal is to maintain a high quality cleaning service that promotes well-being for the clients by using safe and eco-friendly products. On a side note, she’s a huge sports and martial arts fan. Christy and Michelle met while training jiu-jitsu at a Brazilian Jit-jitsu school in Miami and years later, she realized they both had similar goals and passions.
Kimberly Blanco- Nutritional Gardening & Composting Specialist
Year after year, large amounts of food are produced with pesticides while simultaneously lacking essential nutrients. Having your own vegetable garden will help improve your health while growing organic, safe and delicious food in your own backyard for you and your family. Raised bed gardens can also be installed in the workplace, as long as there is outdoor space and sufficient sun exposure.
In addition to her green thumb skills, Kimberly has extensive experience with composting and can help get you started with a composting program at the home or office. Nutritional gardening and composting are also fun activities you can do with your family and co-workers. Not only does it promote healthy living and sustainable communities, it’s a fantastic way to connect with nature on a more meaningful level.
MEENAKSHI CHABBA JERATH- EDUCATION & SCIENCE ADVISOR
In addition to teaching, Meenakshi currently works at the International Hurricane Research Center at FIU. As a seasoned educator with over 10 years of teaching experience, Meenakshi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to LGR’s educational programs.