Leadership Council

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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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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How to Make Your Case for Attending the Green Clean Schools Track at ISSA/INTERCLEAN

We often hear from members of our Leadership Council and other facility directors that it can be a challenge to get approval to attend valuable educational and development opportunities in the field. When it comes to ISSA/INTERCLEAN, the largest and most important event for the cleaning industry, most school facility directors who would benefit most […]

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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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Mark Your Calendars: Green Clean Schools Event Dates Announced

We are thrilled to announce our two big Green Clean Schools events happening in 2017: The Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah July 12-14. This event will convene our growing network of facility managers from schools and universities across the country to focus on how we can all […]

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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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Happy New Year From Green Clean Schools

2016 was an exciting year for our Green Clean Schools program. We hosted two first-ever events, announced a five-year partnership with ISSA, strengthened relationships with committed sponsors, met truly visionary school facility leaders through the Green Cleaning Award, and engaged with hundreds of new school facility directors. We’ve never felt more galvanized to continue educating […]

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Green Clean Schools Forum Gives Facility Directors a Backstage Pass to ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

The Green Clean Schools Forum at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America in Chicago in October was a new and exciting way for school facility directors to access to the premier cleaning event in the country. The two-day event was attended by more than 200 school facility directors, green cleaning experts, leading manufacturers and representatives from non-profits and […]

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How This School in New York Is Saving Money—and the Planet

One of the biggest benefits to a green cleaning program that’s not always spoken about is the huge cost savings it can yield. Many with experience in the field have already moved far away from the old, mistaken belief that green cleaning costs more. Unfortunately, those who are not as familiar with green cleaning—and many […]

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