Practical Tools + Resources for Schools
These pages offer tools and resources focused on the practical nuts and bolts of green cleaning for schools.
With our time-tested 5 Steps to Green Cleaning in Schools, you’ll find a comprehensive guide to green cleaning organized into manageable and easy-to-understand steps, each described in a downloadable guide that you can print and share with others in your school community or on your green team.
When it’s time to consider green cleaning in unique aspects of your school operations such as food service or laundry, our Specialized Green Cleaning Guides offer in-depth guidance. You’ll also find a comprehensive list of additional resources and tools, below, to support your program implementation.
To continue learning and stay up-to-date, be sure to check out our webinars on hot topics in green cleaning and sign up for the Green Clean Schools newsletter below.
These tools and resources can support your efforts to go green, with everything from assessment of your current program through promotion of your future program.
Ashkin Group School Facility Audit
Ashkin Group Chemical Inventory Audit
Ashkin Group Janitorial Equipment Inventory Audit
Ashkin Group Products and Vendor Assessment
USGBC’s Sustainable Products Inventory
ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Buildings
APPA Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Custodial
The Responsible Purchasing Network, Green Cleaning Pollution Prevention Calculator
Cleaning Product Hazard Information
How to Read EPA Labels on Cleaning Products
Integrated Pest Management
USEPA IPM Principles
Midwest Pesticide Action: Promote Healthy Schools and Childcare Centers
Sample Green Clean Presentation
Green Schools Initiative Sustainability Curricula Directory
Earth Day Network Action Toolkit