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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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Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute Recognizes and Connects Leaders

Our Green Clean Schools program is having its busiest year yet! With support and guidance from our Leadership Council, made of up some of the top facility operators running award-winning green cleaning programs at schools and universities across the country, we’ve planned two unique green cleaning events in 2016: the Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute, […]

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Exactly What You Can Expect Next Month at the GCS Leadership Institute

So you have a green cleaning program. You’re making third-party-certified purchasing decisions, you’ve revamped your team’s policies and you’re providing more training than ever before. Now what? Maybe you’re ready to get your institution or district to include your green cleaning program in its sustainability policy, or even write that policy from scratch. How are […]

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Implementing A Green Cleaning Program

We partner with Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine to produce articles focusing on green cleaning in schools. The authors of these articles are members of our Steering Committee, award winners and other green cleaning leaders. See all of the articles from this partnership. What it Means to Be a Custodial Leader in Your School Community By Rochelle Davis, […]

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Leadership Techniques That Encourage Cleaning Workers

We partner with Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine to produce articles focusing on green cleaning in schools. The authors of these articles are members of our Steering Committee, award winners and other green cleaning leaders. See all of the articles from this partnership. Benefits of leading your team with humility, respect and purpose By Gene Woodard, director of building services […]

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Learn from the Green Clean Schools Leadership Council

The next in our popular Learn from the Leaders webinar series will take place at 1 p.m. CST on June 14 and feature a panel discussion with two Green Clean Schools Leadership Council members and leaders of 2015 Green Cleaning Award winning schools, Kimberly Thomas at Clarke County School District in Georgia and Tommy Little […]

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Restrooms Are for Recycling, Too, Says GCA Winner UC Irvine

Congratulations to the University of California, Irvine for winning the Green Cleaning Award (GCA) Honorable Mention (Recycling) for 2015. The green cleaning program at UCI is only four years old, and this is already the second time the university has won the award; in 2013, it won Best New Program. In just a short span […]

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