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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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Apply for the 2017 Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities

It’s time to rally your custodial staff, take a good look at your green cleaning program and apply to win the Green Cleaning Award! Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to showcase your green cleaning program. If your school has a green cleaning program, the Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities is an excellent opportunity […]

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More Certification, Less Chemicals at Montgomery College

At Montgomery College, a public, open admissions community college in Maryland, 2015 was the year that their campuses earned a well-deserved recognition for sustainable, healthy and green cleaning practices and programs. Congratulations to the 2015 Green Cleaning Award Honorable Mention in Higher Education, Montgomery College! “Our goal with the green cleaning program was to create […]

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How a School Is Cleaned Might Be Affecting Attendance

It’s fitting that the first month back to school has been designated Attendance Awareness Month. A child’s success in school is built upon their ability to show up. And when buildings and children are unhealthy, attendance suffers. In fact, chronic absenteeism at a young age is a powerful factor in educational attainment, graduation rates, and […]

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How This School in New York Is Saving Money—and the Planet

One of the biggest benefits to a green cleaning program that’s not always spoken about is the huge cost savings it can yield. Many with experience in the field have already moved far away from the old, mistaken belief that green cleaning costs more. Unfortunately, those who are not as familiar with green cleaning—and many […]

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