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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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Tips For Managers Launching Green Cleaning Programs

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. Collaboration is key to the success of a green cleaning program By Patrick Pizzo, Assistant to […]

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At NC State, Innovation Cleans Up Nicely

Congratulations to the folks in the housekeeping department at North Carolina State University on winning the 2015 Silver Green Cleaning Award! They are taking innovation to new lengths by seeking out the latest green products and equipment and leveraging the university’s reputation for green cleaning to do so affordably. Innovation doesn’t stop there. The department […]

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Georgia Tech Wins Grand GCA With No Help from Chemicals

Congratulations to Georgia Institute of Technology (also known as Georgia Tech), for winning the Green Cleaning Award for Schools & University Grand Prize in the higher education category. Georgia Tech was an early adapter of ionized water, and has been paving the way for schools all over the nation to reduce reliance on chemicals ever […]

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Workshop at Georgia Dome to Focus on Greener Cleaning at Sports Venues

We are thrilled to be partnering with the Green Sports Alliance on a series of upcoming half-day green cleaning workshops for venue operators to be held at major professional sports stadiums across the country. The first Greener Cleaning Workshop will occur on April 13 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, from 9:00 am – 12:45 […]

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