Expert Voices

Green Clean Schools Is Becoming Healthy, Green Schools & Colleges

For over a decade, Healthy Schools Campaign’s (HSC) Green Clean Schools program has been changing the way schools clean, with great benefits for students, staff and the environment. This multifaceted program has helped schools clean better, smarter and safer.  Now, HSC is partnering with Green Seal to create the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program. […]

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Reflecting on an Exemplary Career in Green Cleaning Leadership

Keith Webb, Executive Director of Plant Services at Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) in Newport News, Va., has been a member of our Green Clean Schools Steering Committee for more than five years, but he has been leading the green cleaning movement for two decades. After a career spent building an award-winning green cleaning program […]

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A Vast Majority of Schools and Universities Are Implementing Green Cleaning

Cleaning programs are a critical part of school and university efforts to provide students and staff with the opportunity to learn and work in a healthy, safe place. In order to better understand what schools are doing and determine the type of resources and tools schools need, we partnered with ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry […]

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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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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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Meet Our Newest Green Clean Schools Steering Committee Members

The Green Clean Schools Steering Committee (formerly known as the GCS Leadership Council) is comprised of 12 dedicated facility managers from schools and universities across the country who work with award-winning, pioneering green cleaning programs. These on-the-ground green cleaning leaders have not only helped create healthier and safer educational facilities for their communities, but also […]

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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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We Are Now Accepting Nominations for the Green Clean Schools Steering Committee

We have four spots to fill on our Green Clean Schools Steering Committee and are now accepting nominations. This is a rare chance for dedicated facility managers in educational institutions to help drive the decisions of our organization and shape the future of green cleaning. The opportunity to work with other green cleaning leaders from […]

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