Award Winners

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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For This Leader, There’s No Other Way to Clean Than Green

Gene Woodard, Director of the Building Services Department at the University of Washington in Seattle, is one of seven members recently appointed to our Green Clean Schools Leadership Council. The Green Clean Schools Leadership Council brings together award-winning school facility managers to provide up-to-date guidance to us here at HSC on new developments in green […]

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Award Winner, Clarke County School District, Leaves No Nook Uncleaned

The way Kimberly Thomas, executive director, Plant Services & Custodial at Clarke County School District (CCSD), sees it, her custodial staff members are on the front line of health. “They see and touch and feel everything that’s going on in the schools,” she says. “Of course the custodial staff wants to make sure the school […]

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Meet the Woman Helping to Create a World-Class Building Environment

Olivia Claus, Manager of Custodial Services for Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) in Maryland,  is one of seven members recently appointed to ourGreen Clean Schools Leadership Council. The Green Clean Schools Leadership Council brings together award-winning school facility managers to provide up-to-date guidance to us here at Healthy Schools Campaign on new developments in […]

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Congratulations to the 2014 Green Cleaning Award Winners!

Last year was an impressive year for the Green Cleaning Award. We read through so many wonderful applications from schools that are doing really exciting things with their green cleaning programs. It was the best year we’ve ever had for both applicants and winners. That makes us inspired about the future of green cleaning in […]

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Meet the Two-Time Green Cleaning Winner Who Champions Children’s Health

Patrick Pizzo, assistant to the superintendent for administration and special projects at East Meadow School District on Long Island in New York, is one of seven members recently appointed to our Green Clean Schools Leadership Council. The Council brings together award-winning school facility managers to provide up-to-date guidance to us here at Healthy School Campaign […]

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You Won’t Find Chemicals Here

Congratulations to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Housing for receiving the 2013 Silver Green Cleaning Award for Higher Education. For them, the move to go green meant eliminating chemicals for daily use. Jodi Krause, Assistant Director of Housekeeping, is just as surprised as anybody at this dramatic change—and how clean and healthy it’s keeping […]

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