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Going Green Saves Green for this Cleaning Industry Leader

If anybody can disprove the old myth that green cleaning costs more, it is Mike Jones, director of custodial services at Columbia Public Schools in Missouri and the newest member of our Green Clean Schools Leadership Council. For Jones, a green cleaning program has been the key to a streamlined budget and unbelievable savings. He’s […]

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Green Your School’s Food Service Program

The Five Steps to Green Cleaning in Schools is one of the most popular resources that we offer on our website. But we also offer more specialized guides for schools that are ready to focus their green cleaning efforts. Our downloadable guide to Green Cleaning in School Food Service Programs is a valuable resource for […]

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Sports Are Going Green

By Mark Bishop, VP of Policy I have to admit that I’m a sucker for a good college football game. When I watch sports, that’s my game of choice. I smile every time I think back to being in the stands at Michigan Stadium watching Desmond Howard’s finger tip catch in the end zone against […]

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For this Green Clean Leader, It’s All About the Data

When you start talking to people who really believe in green cleaning, you begin to realize how exciting it is to be a part of this conversation right now. And when you speak to Heidi Wilcox, TURI Lab Field Specialist with the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell, you can’t help but get swept […]

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On This Campus, Even School Spirit Is Sustainable

For Stony Brook University, winner of the 2014 Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Honorable Mention, green cleaning started as a simple switch to healthier cleaning products in response to a state order in 2007. From there, it has grown into a campuswide cultural shift and a new definition of what it means to […]

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University of Michigan Makes Green Cleaning a Source of School Pride

Every year since the University of Michigan’s first Green Cleaning Award – Honorable Mention win in 2011, the Plant & Ground Services department has been steadily growing its green cleaning program. In 2012 they won another Honorable Mention, in 2013 they won Silver and in 2014, they scored First Place. Today UM has a program […]

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How Baby Steps Led this Giant to Green Cleaning Excellence

For a school district as huge as Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS), making the switch to green cleaning was a Herculean task. In any school system, getting buy-in from administrators, teachers, staff and board members can mean red tape, pushback and delays. And this school district has 96 buildings, 70,000 students and 10.6 million […]

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This Is Where to Start to Learn About Green Cleaning

We know how overwhelming starting a green cleaning program can seem at first: There’s so much to think about, so many products on the market and so many considerations to make. And the web often makes that even more overwhelming, with differing opinions, misleading product claims and confusing messages. That’s where our new and improved […]

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The Surprising Culprit Polluting Our Nation’s Classrooms

The products that we bring into our schools — from cleaning chemicals to flooring materials to computers — really matter. We’ve stressed the importance of reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and helping the environment with cleaning purchases, but this rule can, and should, be applied to every purchasing decision your school makes. Some of the […]

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Green Clean Schools 2015 webinar schedule released

Our 2015 webinar schedule is now available. Participants may register for free to attend any and all of these discussions. Each webinar will explore the importance of green cleaning from a health and environmental perspective through an in-depth panel discussion with time for questions from participants at the end. Webinars are designed to be helpful […]

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