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New Video Series Shows Just How Simple Green Cleaning Can Be

“What can you do today that can have a big impact?” Find out the surprisingly simple answer to that question and more in our new video series. We teamed up with the Education Facilities Clearinghouse to produce a series of online videos that make the case for greener, healthier cleaning in schools and outline the […]

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Blount County School District Wins Green Cleaning Award with Help from its Distributor

We love to hear about new schools making green cleaning work for their communities—and finding innovative ways to do so. Blount County Schools, a rural Tennessee school district 20 miles south of Knoxville, with more than 2 million square feet of buildings and 11,000 students, has made significant changes to its cleaning program that have […]

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Green Cleaning Award Big Winner Connects Healthier Cleaning with Improved Test Scores

It’s not often a school district gains national attention by winning the Green Cleaning Award’s Best New Program prize, and then wins the Grand prize the year after. For Clarke County School District (CCSD) in Athens, Georgia, that leap was possible due to tireless dedication to protecting the health of students and staff, an impressive […]

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Congratulations to the 2015 Green Cleaning Award Winners!

The applicant pool for the 2015 Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities was robust, inspiring, and educational. Your applications taught us a whole lot about what’s happening on the ground in schools across the country, and we even learned of some new and exciting approaches to green cleaning along the way. While the competition […]

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Groundbreaking Green Floor Care Tips From Summit Speaker Bill Griffin

Bill Griffin, President of Cleaning Consultant Services, is an author and green cleaning expert with more than 40 years of experience in the cleaning industry and a lot of valuable information to share about green cleaning— particularly green floor care. His trailblazing talk at the Green Clean Schools Summit in July 2015, hosted by Healthy […]

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How to Overcome the Top Three Obstacles to Green Cleaning in Schools

In July of 2015, HSC hosted the first annual Green Clean Schools Summit at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus. In attendance were 90 green cleaning leaders from across K-12 and university communities and the cleaning industry. Almost half of those in attendance represented schools, while the rest of the attendees were from industry, non-profits […]

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Why Children Are More Sensitive to Environmental Health Risks

When you think of green cleaning, what’s the first benefit or goal that comes to mind? For many people, green cleaning is primarily associated with its environmental benefits. But those who have been implementing successful green cleaning in schools across the nation will tell you that among the most important benefits of green cleaning is […]

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New Paper Products Give Schools More Opportunities to Act Sustainably

When it comes to sustainable paper, people tend to think about recycled content. While both purchasing paper with recycled content and recycling are important aspects of any green cleaning program, there’s even more to consider when making responsible paper supply choices. The production process and raw materials can also have significant impact on the environment. […]

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Five Ways to Get Students Involved In Green Cleaning

Green cleaning is an opportunity to rally the school community behind a common goal, and there’s no better part of the community to get involved than the students. Students can be some of the most valuable members of your green cleaning team. Not only can they help make your job easier by being aware of […]

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When Green Cleaning Comes Together

One week every year, the who’s who of the cleaning industry gets together at the ISSA/Interclean trade show, and every year it seems to get a little more green. Each year, we see new product launches for safer and more sustainable products and new equipment that allows for the use of fewer chemicals. But we […]

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