Award Winners

Bringing Green Cleaning to the Forefront in Miami

Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus serves 32,000 students across a little more than 2 million square feet of buildings, including the Miami Culinary Institute, Miami Animation Gaming International Complex, and the Miami Fashion Institute. This urban campus has won the 2018 Green Cleaning Award’s Honorable Mention for its ability to work with the entire school […]

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How We Grew the Green Cleaning Movement in 2018

This was an exciting year for our Green Clean Schools program as we considered our progress, highlighted current leaders and thought about the future of the movement. We Recognized Leading Programs The Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities recognizes schools with innovative programs that protect health and the environment while galvanizing the community around […]

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This Young Green Cleaning Program Is Making Bold Choices + Big Impact

Simple green program choices can make huge impact on health, the environment and budgets, and one school district in Utah is proving just that. The four-year-old green cleaning program at Davis School District in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah, has successfully reduced the use of chemicals, reinvested tens of thousands of dollars a […]

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A Great Green Cleaning Program Starts with Great People

When the green cleaning program at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis started five years ago, it was focused on using environmentally friendly chemicals. “Our whole green cleaning program sprang from there,” says Jim Walsh, the building operations manager. The program has grown to include using microfiber, certified equipment, supplies from agricultural byproducts and Green […]

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A Green Cleaning Program with an Entire Town Behind It

Congratulations to Wellesley Public Schools on winning the Grand Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities! The school district in Massachusetts serves about 5,000 students across 870,000 square feet of indoor space. By focusing on sustainability, strengthening partnerships and harnessing technology, the Facilities Management Department at Wellesley is truly showing how green cleaning can work […]

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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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