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Mark Your Calendars: Green Clean Schools Event Dates Announced

We are thrilled to announce our two big Green Clean Schools events happening in 2017: The Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah July 12-14. This event will convene our growing network of facility managers from schools and universities across the country to focus on how we can all […]

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Engage Your Green Cleaning Staff with a System of Connection

In a new series of blogs, we’re highlighting inspiring stories about the ways that schools and universities across the country are using engagement to strengthen their green cleaning and environmental initiatives. We recently talked to Leadership Council member and staff engagement advocate Gene Woodard, director of the building services department at the University of Washington […]

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A 7-Step Community Engagement Model You Can Apply to Your Green Cleaning Program Today!

In a new series of blogs, we’re highlighting inspiring stories about the ways that schools and universities across the country are using engagement to strengthen their green cleaning and environmental initiatives. We are thrilled to share the story of one school district in Illinois who was able to engage its students and parents in a […]

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An Insider’s Tactical Advice on Making the Case for Green Cleaning

Healthy Schools Campaign is proud to work with our corporate partners to advance green cleaning in schools. Our corporate partners have great expertise on green cleaning and some of them bring additional knowledge and expertise working with schools. We are excited to leverage this knowledge and expertise to share with the field in a new […]

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The University of Tennessee: Where Efficiency Meets Environmentalism

The green cleaning program at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville has been leading the way since 2006. Over the past 10 years, the school has continued to expand its square footage through a series of construction projects, but the custodial department hasn’t missed a beat in keeping up its commitment to environmentally responsible, efficient cleaning. […]

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Happy New Year From Green Clean Schools

2016 was an exciting year for our Green Clean Schools program. We hosted two first-ever events, announced a five-year partnership with ISSA, strengthened relationships with committed sponsors, met truly visionary school facility leaders through the Green Cleaning Award, and engaged with hundreds of new school facility directors. We’ve never felt more galvanized to continue educating […]

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Green Clean Schools Forum Gives Facility Directors a Backstage Pass to ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

The Green Clean Schools Forum at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America in Chicago in October was a new and exciting way for school facility directors to access to the premier cleaning event in the country. The two-day event was attended by more than 200 school facility directors, green cleaning experts, leading manufacturers and representatives from non-profits and […]

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Northwestern University: Where Green Cleaning Meets the Color Blue

Northwestern University is a unique Green Cleaning Award applicant and winner because its custodial operations are outsourced to Aramark. The contract began in September 2012, and the cleaning contractor has been able to make significant improvements to the university’s green cleaning program. Congratulations to Northwestern University and Aramark for working together to make campus a […]

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Celebrate Global Handwashing Day By Kicking Antibacterial Soap to the Curb!

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day. It’s a day to advocate for and promote the vital role that washing hands with soap plays in protecting health. Handwashing is absolutely essential to an effective green cleaning program, and this day is a wonderful opportunity to educate your school community about handwashing, promote your cleaning program and […]

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7 Reasons You Should Attend the Green Clean Schools Forum

You can’t miss the Green Clean Schools Forum at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America Oct. 25-26. And here’s why: In-depth exploration of the 5 Steps to Green Cleaning in Schools, Healthy Schools Campaign’s popular resource for creating successful green cleaning programs in schools and universities The opportunity to hear firsthand from facility directors responsible for award-winning green […]

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