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Apply for the 2015 Green Cleaning Award Now

The Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities recognizes and honors schools with outstanding green cleaning programs. If your school has a green cleaning program, this award is an excellent opportunity to showcase its benefits, reward committed staff members and galvanize your community. Visit American School & University magazine’s website to download the application and […]

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Communication is Key to a Solid Pest Management Strategy

Teachers are an important part of keeping schools pest free, but pest management usually isn’t a part of a teacher’s professional training. For that reason, educating teachers — and other school staff — about how they can help keep critters out of our schools is key to any good integrated pest management (IPM) program, says […]

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AS&U: A Source for Schools to Learn and Grow

At Healthy Schools Campaign we believe that information is the key to growth. It’s especially important for schools to have access to information about what other schools in the country are doing when it comes to facilities, operations and maintenance. American School & University is an in-depth source for all that information and more. From […]

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Teaching the Teachers How to Clean for Health

Earlier this year, the National Education Association (NEA) released a cleaning and disinfecting video series. The series includes five short, engaging videos designed to help educators, administrators and other support people learn more about cleaning for health. The topics range from the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, to choosing the right products, to handling […]

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Schools Are an Important Part of the Fight Against Superbugs

Antibiotics are a fundamental part of modern medicine — necessary to treat all sorts of conditions from the mundane sore throat to life-threatening illnesses. However, the overuse of these drugs in animal agriculture and human medicine is leading to a crisis where bacteria are becoming less and less treatable with drugs currently on the market. […]

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Meet the Grassroots Green Cleaning Leader Who Doesn’t Shy From a Challenge

We are thrilled to welcome Tommy Little, Georgia Tech’s Manager of Building Services, to our Green Clean Schools Leadership Council. Little has helped to build Georgia Tech’s award-winning program through patience, courage and a philosophy built on healthful cleaning principles. Under Little, Georgia Tech’s program earned the 2007 Green Cleaning Award Honorable Mention and continues […]

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Breathing Is Easy at Blue Valley

Overland Park, KS, has been ranked among the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” by Bloomberg Business and “America’s 10 Best Places to Grow Up” by U.S. News & World Report. The sprawling Kansas City suburb boasts excellent schools, low crime rates and access to many outdoor activities. But for parents in Blue Valley School […]

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Steve Ashkin: A Trusted Partner, Invaluable Resource and Loyal Friend

It all started with a chance meeting on an airplane. Thirteen years ago, Steve Ashkin, known to many as the father of green cleaning, happened to be seated next to Healthy Schools Campaign President and CEO, Rochelle Davis on a flight to Chicago. At the time, Healthy Schools Campaign was a scrappy upstart, making inroads […]

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Three-time GCA Grand Award Winner University of Washington Leads the Way

The University of Washington in Seattle has done it again. For the third year, they’ve won the Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Grand Award! What’s so impressive about this school is how they keep pushing themselves to do even better with their green cleaning program. This university is a true role model for […]

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The EPA Has Made it Easier for Schools to Make Safer Choices

The EPA just made it easier for schools to make safer choices about the products they use to clean. For the past 15 years, the EPA’s label for safer chemical products has been known as Design for the Environment (DfE). Products receiving that label were those “designed for the environment and recognized for safer chemistry,” […]

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