First to JoeWho,
GS is a difficult thing to explain, they have standards that are far below ours. The lower their standards the more companies fit in their relm and the more dues they get. I am not against GS, just weary of their ability to remain imparsial. We infact have a product line that is approved by GS "American Pride Paint". I hope that their standards raise and they become more mainstream, but most consumers dont know them. Most compainies do not look for their approval because of these reasons. Mythic was never submitted for GS, we have a different marketing strategy for this line. There are about 20 different "Independent" companies that are trying to standardize green, but it is unclear who will prevail. More likely the gvt will set some rules in the future.
you have opened pandoras box with the truly green discussion. Its similar to the MArtha Stewart and her sweat shops she knew nothing about. The easiest answer is that its all getting better, but even when the delivery truck brings it to your local store, there are emmisions from the truck that count against the products. We strive to be as close as possible to environmentally clean, we are concious of the issues and always looking for alternatives. That is why we have taken a stance with the confusion of "green" and "VOC's". Those confusing terms (to most) dont mean to much and they imply but do not gaurantee anything. We went straight to the point, "Non Toxic" period. There are health concerns besides environmental ones that are not covered by VOC's or "green". Anyone know what a carcinogen is?
As for Tampa, I know we are talking to a few dealers in the area, I will keep you posted, in the mean time save yourself a few dollars and call us up for a direct shipment. number on the website, prices range from 39-45 a gallon.