Expert Voices

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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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 Clean Schools Track at ISSA/INTERCLEAN Is Best Attended Green Clean Schools Event Yet!

Last month, our Green Clean Schools team and members of our Green Clean Schools Leadership Council headed to Las Vegas for the Green Clean Schools Track at ISSA/INTERCLEAN. ISSA/INTERCLEAN is the largest event in the cleaning industry, where manufacturers, end users and distributors all come together for educational seminars, a trade show and networking. This […]

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Building a Movement at the 2017 Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute

Our Green Clean Schools program is enjoying a busy summer season. We held our third Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute in beautiful Park City, Utah, July 13-14 and are now gearing up for our Green Clean Schools Track event at ISSA/INTERCLEAN to be held Sept. 11-12. More than 60 Leadership Institute participants spent two packed […]

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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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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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