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Green Cleaning Policies: 10 States in 10 Years

Our efforts to change school green cleaning policy started with a simple question: Why not? It was back in 2006 when New York recently passed its green cleaning state law, and here at Healthy Schools Campaign, we just published our first edition of the Quick and Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools. At that […]

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Kimberly Clark Professional Helps Schools Promote Better Behavior and Infection Control

Infection control is essential in schools, where children are vulnerable to the spread of illness. Those illnesses can cause children to miss schools, and absenteeism can have lasting effects on performance and productivity. We believe the healthiest, most effective and safest school infection control programs are built on education and behavior change. And on Sept. […]

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Learn More about Our Annual Green Cleaning Award

The Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities webinar provides an insider’s look at the Green Cleaning Award. The annual award — the first of its kind in the nation — is presented by American School & University magazine, Healthy Schools Campaign and the Green Cleaning Network. Awards are granted to schools with environmentally minded […]

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Green Clean Schools Summit Moves the Movement

We were humbled and honored to host 90 green cleaning leaders at the first-ever Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit. The two-day meeting, which took place on the University of Washington’s picturesque Seattle campus, marked a pivotal moment for green cleaning in schools. Not only was the summit the culmination of a decade of hard work […]

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UL Sustainability Expert Shares Insider Tips on How to Make Your School Healthier

We recently spoke with Paul Bates, the Education and Training Program Manager for the UL Environment business division of UL, who shared some simple ways to incorporate greener building design that will make your school significantly healthier and more sustainable. Bates stresses the importance of indoor air quality considerations, whether a school is sprucing up […]

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Why You Can’t Have Green Cleaning Without Good Training

Custodial training goes beyond the immediate benefits it grants to custodial staff. Yes, a good training program educates personnel, helps them to perform their work better, understand why green cleaning is healthier, and keeps them from making dangerous mistakes. But strong training programs can do so much more. They help engage a workforce, bring value […]

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The Green Cleaning Movement Is Having Its Moment

School facility managers and decision makers, green cleaning experts and researchers, representatives from NGOs and the government, and forward-thinking vendors are all traveling to Seattle, Wash., at the end of the month to discuss the future of green cleaning. We’re thrilled to have 80 people registered to attend the first Green Clean Schools Summit — […]

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Going Green Saves Green for this Cleaning Industry Leader

If anybody can disprove the old myth that green cleaning costs more, it is Mike Jones, director of custodial services at Columbia Public Schools in Missouri and the newest member of our Green Clean Schools Leadership Council. For Jones, a green cleaning program has been the key to a streamlined budget and unbelievable savings. He’s […]

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Green Your School’s Food Service Program

The Five Steps to Green Cleaning in Schools is one of the most popular resources that we offer on our website. But we also offer more specialized guides for schools that are ready to focus their green cleaning efforts. Our downloadable guide to Green Cleaning in School Food Service Programs is a valuable resource for […]

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Sports Are Going Green

By Mark Bishop, VP of Policy I have to admit that I’m a sucker for a good college football game. When I watch sports, that’s my game of choice. I smile every time I think back to being in the stands at Michigan Stadium watching Desmond Howard’s finger tip catch in the end zone against […]

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