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Building a Movement at the 2017 Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute

Our Green Clean Schools program is enjoying a busy summer season. We held our third Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute in beautiful Park City, Utah, July 13-14 and are now gearing up for our Green Clean Schools Track event at ISSA/INTERCLEAN to be held Sept. 11-12. More than 60 Leadership Institute participants spent two packed […]

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At Western Michigan, Green Cleaning Is About Taking Care of Staff

The cleaning program at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., includes a few big-impact practices that have greatly reduced the university’s environmental footprint and made the indoor environment healthier. In addition to these sustainable steps, the program has implemented new procedures that are engaging staff and improving worker morale—added bonuses that are going a long […]

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How to Make Your Case for Attending the Green Clean Schools Track at ISSA/INTERCLEAN

We often hear from members of our Leadership Council and other facility directors that it can be a challenge to get approval to attend valuable educational and development opportunities in the field. When it comes to ISSA/INTERCLEAN, the largest and most important event for the cleaning industry, most school facility directors who would benefit most […]

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Congrats to Lake Washington School District!

Lake Washington School District, located in Redmond, Wash. (a suburb of Seattle), has taken its green cleaning program to incredible heights through innovative approaches to environmentalism, engagement and cleaning. We are so thrilled to share the story of their innovation, and wish them a hearty congratulations on their Grand win! Lake Washington is the third […]

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Congratulations to the 2017 Green Cleaning Award Winners

Thank you to all who applied for the 2017 Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities! We always look forward to reviewing your applications. Your applications left us feeling inspired about the future of the green cleaning movement. This year we heard from schools and universities from nearly every region of the country, all clearly […]

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A Green Cleaning Engagement Strategy that Looks Beyond the Community

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 host of the 2017 Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute Merv Brewer, assistant director of the Salt […]

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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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