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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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HSC Honored as a 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been named a 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA gives this award each year for advancing the goal of chemical safety through exemplary participation in or promotion of Safer Choice, which helps consumers, businesses and purchasers find products that perform […]

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Learn from University Green Cleaning Leaders

The first in our popular Learn from the Leaders webinar series will take place at 2 p.m. CST on May 24 and feature presentations from Jackie Kimbler and Melanie Tatum at Texas Tech University and Aaron Uresti at the University of California, Irvine. This webinar will showcase the innovative green cleaning programs at both of […]

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Texas Tech Is Engaging an Entire City Behind its Robust Recycling Program

Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Tex., is taking recycling to a new level, establishing itself as a leader and expert on sustainability within the Red Raider community both on and off campus. In fact, this college campus actually takes in recycling from people and businesses all over Lubbock! And what it’s doing to engage the […]

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Green Ribbon Schools Program Honors Schools and Districts with Awards

Earth Day is a day to inspire conscientiousness surrounding environmental issues and sustainability. With that at the forefront of our minds today, the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) announced its winners. ED-GRS is a program that recognizes schools, districts and institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) that “reduce environmental impact and costs, improve […]

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