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How to Find the Greenest Cleaning Products

How can you best identify greener, healthier alternatives to the traditional cleaning products used in your school? This video, produced by Healthy Schools Campaign and our partner, Education Facilities Clearinghouse, can help take the guesswork out of the process. Download the full guide. This video is part of a series that’s intended to be shared […]

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Your School’s Green Cleaning Program Starts Here

What is the first step you can take to creating a greener cleaning program? This video, produced by Healthy Schools Campaign and our partner Education Facilities Clearinghouse, has the answer. Download the full step on our website. Based on the 5 Steps to Green Cleaning in Schools, these videos are intended to be shared with […]

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Healthy Schools Campaign and ISSA Announce Five-Year Partnership

For more than a decade, Healthy Schools Campaign and partners have been changing the way schools are cleaned—with benefits for students, staff and the environment. Now, HSC is partnering with ISSA to expand our work and broaden our reach. We’re thrilled to announce a five-year partnership with ISSA to promote green cleaning to the education […]

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New Video Series Shows Just How Simple Green Cleaning Can Be

“What can you do today that can have a big impact?” Find out the surprisingly simple answer to that question and more in our new video series. We teamed up with the Education Facilities Clearinghouse to produce a series of online videos that make the case for greener, healthier cleaning in schools and outline the […]

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Blount County School District Wins Green Cleaning Award with Help from its Distributor

We love to hear about new schools making green cleaning work for their communities—and finding innovative ways to do so. Blount County Schools, a rural Tennessee school district 20 miles south of Knoxville, with more than 2 million square feet of buildings and 11,000 students, has made significant changes to its cleaning program that have […]

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Green Cleaning Award Big Winner Connects Healthier Cleaning with Improved Test Scores

It’s not often a school district gains national attention by winning the Green Cleaning Award’s Best New Program prize, and then wins the Grand prize the year after. For Clarke County School District (CCSD) in Athens, Georgia, that leap was possible due to tireless dedication to protecting the health of students and staff, an impressive […]

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Congratulations to the 2015 Green Cleaning Award Winners!

The applicant pool for the 2015 Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities was robust, inspiring, and educational. Your applications taught us a whole lot about what’s happening on the ground in schools across the country, and we even learned of some new and exciting approaches to green cleaning along the way. While the competition […]

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Groundbreaking Green Floor Care Tips From Summit Speaker Bill Griffin

Bill Griffin, President of Cleaning Consultant Services, is an author and green cleaning expert with more than 40 years of experience in the cleaning industry and a lot of valuable information to share about green cleaning— particularly green floor care. His trailblazing talk at the Green Clean Schools Summit in July 2015, hosted by Healthy […]

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How to Overcome the Top Three Obstacles to Green Cleaning in Schools

In July of 2015, HSC hosted the first annual Green Clean Schools Summit at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus. In attendance were 90 green cleaning leaders from across K-12 and university communities and the cleaning industry. Almost half of those in attendance represented schools, while the rest of the attendees were from industry, non-profits […]

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Why Children Are More Sensitive to Environmental Health Risks

When you think of green cleaning, what’s the first benefit or goal that comes to mind? For many people, green cleaning is primarily associated with its environmental benefits. But those who have been implementing successful green cleaning in schools across the nation will tell you that among the most important benefits of green cleaning is […]

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