With our farm-to-package supply chain we create compostable packaging and contribute to local farming and global waste reduction. We are committed to carbon-footprint transparency. 1% of all our proceeds will go to charities.
We believe you should know WHAT is in your package, WHAT your package is made of, HOW to dispose of it, and how all three affect YOU.
Be accountable. Do the work. Keep moving forward.
Carey Thompson, President
A Washington, DC native, Carey has worked in the sustainable personal-care
industry for over 16 years. She trained with Aveda, Aveda London, and Vidal
Sassoon, and has worked at some of the most prestigious salons in the National
Capital region. With her commitment to the well being of her clients, Carey
provides them with the safest, most environmentally sound, and highest-quality
products and treatments available. Carey was the first color professional in the DC
metropolitan area to offer the only 100% organic color system on the market.
As a mother and longtime sustainability advocate, Carey is equally passionate in
her environmental work, and particularly about the scourge of plastic pollution.
Utilizing her deep knowledge of plant biochemistry and nutrition, combined with
her college-major marketing skills, Carey founded Elysian Holdings and began
operations in 2018. Elysian’s main objective is to tackle the global pandemic of
plastic pollution affecting our oceans, groundwater, and food supplies by building a way for family farms to embrace the cultivation of newly legalized industrial hemp.
Tom Mills, Chief Technology Officer
Carey’s friend for over a dozen years, and with relatives in dairy farming in his
native Pennsylvania, Tom is a seasoned entrepreneur and chemical engineer. He is
the co-founder of PaceControls, a DOE-funded smart grid company based at the
Philadelphia Navy Yard, as well as Elysian Holdings. PaceControls’ award-
winning Android IoT technology is used by global property managers like CBRE,
by Fortune 500 companies, and by large electric and gas utilities, to connect,
control and optimize the operation of the millions of cooling and heating units that
otherwise would be unconnected -- improving electric grid operations, reducing
carbon impact 20%+, and saving customers money.
Tom brings an extensive background in sustainable technology development and
licensing, as well as significant small-company, corporate financing, and strategic
partnering experience. He was selected in 2010 as a Fellow under a program for
cleantech CEOs, funded by the Citi Foundation and the SJF Institute. He was
selected by the Hitachi Foundation in 2011 and 2012 as an entrepreneur mentor to
growing companies, and has served as a member and investment reviewer with
Investors Circle-Social Venture Network, a national network of investors focused
on growing sustainable businesses. Tom holds a BSE in Chemical Engineering
from Princeton University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania. He has four years of power operating experience as a
U.S. Navy submarine nuclear propulsion officer prior to business school, and has
done doctoral program coursework in Finance and in Logistics, Technology & amp,
and Project Management at George Washington University.
Co-Founder of both Ocean Foundation and Plastic Pollution Coalition; long time international advocate for, builder of anti-plastic solutions.
International Finance Corporation investment officer, 15 years plus experience in banking, technology investing, and board oversight.
U.S. Green Building Council--co-creator, lead.
Bethesda Green Mentor, CEO, Local Reinvestment Group and Managing Partner, Compost Crew; extensive startup experience (SunEdison)
Bethesda Green Mentor, organic and green chemistry expert and founder of her consultancy, Towards Safer, LLC.
Our Mission and Values reflect the fundamental principle that everyone is welcome. We aspire to be a place of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. Diversity makes us stronger, and the creation of an inclusive culture allows us to succeed and grow together.
Elysian is committed to the highest practices in resourcing our products. We are transparent in our practices and how to dispose of your packaging.
At Elysian we partner with local areas businesses to provide opportunities for our employees to serve our greater community. Elysian takes its role as a community resource seriously.
Elysian believes in working with local suppliers and the highest resource standards.
Elysian believes in helping others through hard times. We will dedicate 1% of our profits to missions aligned with this goal.
At Elysian we serve our customers by resourcing and selling in local communities. We want customers to know what is in their package, what it's made of, and how to dispose of it.
The Be Impact Initiative provides participating companies with tools and Workshop Series to benchmark, express and improve their triple-bottom-line impact (people, profit, planet). Through this program, our region is encouraging the triple-bottom-line business philosophy, so that one day, companies thrive not only to be the best, but also to attract the best for workers, and improve communities and the environment. https://bethesdagreen.org
Plastic Pollution Coalition is a growing global alliance of more than 750 organizations, businesses, and thought leaders in 60 countries working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, waterways, the ocean, and the environment.