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Meet the Woman Helping to Create a World-Class Building Environment

Olivia Claus, Manager of Custodial Services for Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) in Maryland,  is one of seven members recently appointed to ourGreen Clean Schools Leadership Council. The Green Clean Schools Leadership Council brings together award-winning school facility managers to provide up-to-date guidance to us here at Healthy Schools Campaign on new developments in […]

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Congratulations to the 2014 Green Cleaning Award Winners!

Last year was an impressive year for the Green Cleaning Award. We read through so many wonderful applications from schools that are doing really exciting things with their green cleaning programs. It was the best year we’ve ever had for both applicants and winners. That makes us inspired about the future of green cleaning in […]

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Check Out What Our New Website Can Do for Your School’s Cleaning Program

Are you ready to create or build upon a green cleaning program but confused about where to start? Or you know you need to evaluate your current program but you don’t have the time to plan a detailed assessment? Our new website,greencleanschools.org, can help. We’ve created a simple program assessment tool and put it up […]

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Meet the Two-Time Green Cleaning Winner Who Champions Children’s Health

Patrick Pizzo, assistant to the superintendent for administration and special projects at East Meadow School District on Long Island in New York, is one of seven members recently appointed to our Green Clean Schools Leadership Council. The Council brings together award-winning school facility managers to provide up-to-date guidance to us here at Healthy School Campaign […]

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An Evolving Marketplace: Certifications for new Technologies

The marketplace is evolving. That’s the refrain we hear again and again in green cleaning. It’s tough enough to keep up with the latest technologies, but add to that the task of deciphering whether or not their “green claims” really are worth their merit, and it can become overwhelming. That’s why we’re pleased to learn […]

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Launching the Green Clean Schools Leadership Council

Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Green Clean Schools Leadership Council, a new group that brings together award-winning school facility managers to provide innovative and practical green cleaning guidance to schools across the country. The Council will provide up-to-date guidance to us here at HSC on new developments in green cleaning. Council […]

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Happy Global Handwashing Day!

Use these fun ideas to celebrate Global Handwashing Day—and make your school safer and healthier in the process. Each year, more than 164 million school days are lost due to illness. With flu season descending upon us, our best defense is, and always will be, proper handwashing. If every person at your school—teachers, staff, students, […]

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You Won’t Find Chemicals Here

Congratulations to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Housing for receiving the 2013 Silver Green Cleaning Award for Higher Education. For them, the move to go green meant eliminating chemicals for daily use. Jodi Krause, Assistant Director of Housekeeping, is just as surprised as anybody at this dramatic change—and how clean and healthy it’s keeping […]

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At Michigan, Maize and Blue Makes Green

At The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, whose campus is more like a bustling metropolis than a university, the cleaning department has a huge job. In addition to being responsible for the health of more than 65,000 students, faculty and staff, there are 200 buildings to maintain. So when they decided to go green, […]

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Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities Webinar Registration Now Open

The Green Cleaning Award for Schools and 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, HSC and the Green Cleaning Network. Awards are granted to schools with environmentally minded programs and the ability to galvanize […]

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