Award Winners

Protecting Lake Michigan through Smart Cleaning Choices

Congratulations to Grand Valley State University (GVSU) on winning the Grand Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities! The Allendale, Michigan-based university serves about 25,000 students across 4.1 square million feet of indoor space. From waste diversion to water minimization, this small program is doing big things when it comes to green cleaning. “I’ve been […]

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Saving Water Through Green Cleaning in Northern California

Congratulations to Folsom Lake Community College for its Green Cleaning Award Honorable Mention in 2017! This small community college, serving 8,500 students in Northern California, has a trailblazing team heading its facilities department. Not only have they created a greener, healthier cleaning program for their school, but they are also leading the way among a […]

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Apply for the 2018 Green Cleaning Award Now!

The Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities recognizes and honors schools with outstanding green cleaning programs. The application for the 2018 award is now available online. Applications are due on Jan. 16, 2018. Visit American School & University magazine’s website to download the application and get started. Presented by Healthy Schools Campaign, American School […]

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Residents Breathe Easier, Waste Less at the University of Michigan

Congratulations to the University of Michigan’s Housing Facilities Department for winning the Silver Green Cleaning Award in the higher education category! Located in Ann Arbor, Mich., this university has 12,000 residents all of whom are living in healthy, clean and green dorm rooms thanks to the innovative green cleaning program in the housing facilities department […]

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Green Cleaning Award Winner in Northern California Epitomizes Continuous Improvement

Congratulations to Elk Grove Unified School District for winning the 2017 Silver Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities in the K-12 category! This Sacramento County school district, the fifth largest in the state of California, is home to 67 schools and an approach to green cleaning that’s always getting better. It helps that the […]

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At Western Michigan, Green Cleaning Is About Taking Care of Staff

The cleaning program at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., includes a few big-impact practices that have greatly reduced the university’s environmental footprint and made the indoor environment healthier. In addition to these sustainable steps, the program has implemented new procedures that are engaging staff and improving worker morale—added bonuses that are going a long […]

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Congrats to Lake Washington School District!

Lake Washington School District, located in Redmond, Wash. (a suburb of Seattle), has taken its green cleaning program to incredible heights through innovative approaches to environmentalism, engagement and cleaning. We are so thrilled to share the story of their innovation, and wish them a hearty congratulations on their Grand win! Lake Washington is the third […]

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Congratulations to the 2017 Green Cleaning Award Winners

Thank you to all who applied for the 2017 Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities! We always look forward to reviewing your applications. Your applications left us feeling inspired about the future of the green cleaning movement. This year we heard from schools and universities from nearly every region of the country, all clearly […]

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A Green Cleaning Engagement Strategy that Looks Beyond the Community

In a new series of blogs, we’re highlighting inspiring stories about the ways that schools and universities across the country are using engagement to strengthen their green cleaning and environmental initiatives. We recently talked to Leadership Council member and host of the 2017 Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute Merv Brewer, assistant director of the Salt […]

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Engage Your Green Cleaning Staff with a System of Connection

In a new series of blogs, we’re highlighting inspiring stories about the ways that schools and universities across the country are using engagement to strengthen their green cleaning and environmental initiatives. We recently talked to Leadership Council member and staff engagement advocate Gene Woodard, director of the building services department at the University of Washington […]

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