References

From 1993 until 1999, GETG served as the Court-Appointed Third-Party Trustee in United States Federal District Court in the matter of the United States of America et al v. Production Plated Plastics et al, Civil Action No. 4:87-CV-138 (W.D. – Michigan).

From 1989 to date, RRSM (a wholly owned subsidiary of GETG), has served as the Court-Approved Trustee for the Industri-plex Superfund Site Custodial Trust in United States Federal District Court the matter of the United States of America v. Stauffer Chemical Company et al, Civil Action No. 89-0195-MC (District of Massachusetts).

GETG was previously known as “The Environmental Trust Group, Inc.”

RRSM serves as the federal district court appointed trustee of the Industri-plex Superfund Site Interim Custodial Trust for the Industri-plex Superfund Site in Woburn, MA.

Mr. Weinreich was Director of East Coast Operations for Seattle-based Greenfield International, LLC (1999-2000).

GETG logo

The Greenfield Environmental Trust Group, Inc. or GETG has chosen the symbolic “turf labyrinth” or “land maze” for its logo. The earliest known labyrinths and mazes can be traced to ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt some 4,000 years ago. Since then, labyrinths have captivated human imagination and become powerful symbols in many cultures. For some they represent the spiritual journey of life and rebirth, a metaphor for wellness, and an oasis for transformation. The labyrinth has been compared to the annual sojourn of the planets round the sun in the Solar System.

Historically, the labyrinth and maze have been used synonymously. Today, the labyrinth has come to denote a pre-determined path with defined beginning- and end-points. Labyrinths are “unicursal” because there is a “sole” path that, however long or convoluted, leads to the center or “the way out.” Indeed for many labyrinths, the way out is also the way in. A maze, on the other hand, is a multi-cursal puzzle, with many paths, some fraught with twists, turns and dead-ends. Navigating a maze requires ingenuity, logic and a series of decisions that might or might not end in the goal or the center.

Turf labyrinths, in particular, could once be found throughout the British Isles, the old Germanic Empire and parts of Scandinavia. The GETG logo was based on a turf labyrinth built in Norfolk, England. This particular design combines a labyrinthine path with a central maze, thus fusing commitment to a center of “wellness” or “wholeness” with a mandate for reason, ingenuity and creativity. For GETG, the turf labyrinth represents the journey of rebirth and the imaginative choices needed to restore and revitalize environmentally impaired lands for present and future generations. Turf labyrinths, like brownfields, are living, man-made creations that require care to revitalize and sustain their long-term existence.

Our logo is a metaphor for the organic and complex nature of land restoration and redevelopment. It symbolizes our shared belief that the most exceptional innovation comes from creating a whole and healthy earth in familiar, well-traveled places where humanity has already left its transient mark.