Stephen Ashkin, patient long known as “the father of Green Cleaning” in the professional cleaning industry, recipe was named a Richard M. Gray Presidio Fellow in Sustainability by the Presidio Graduate School’s Sports and Sustainability Certificate Program.

Presidio Graduate School is located in San Francisco, and theirs is the first MBA-level sustainability program focused exclusively on the sports industry.

Honoring Ashkin with the Presidio Fellow in Sustainability title was Allen Hershkowitz, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor in Sustainable Management at Presidio Graduate School.

“There aren’t five people in the world who influence Green Cleaning more than Stephen Ashkin,” said Hershkowitz. “The fact that he is using that position to advance ecologically smart practices is of enormous importance.”

A Presidio Fellowship, according to Hershkowitz, is “an exclusive club” of influential practitioners and thought leaders in the sports greening movement.

This fellowship follows Ashkin’s appointment to the board of directors of the Portland-based Green Sports Alliance in 2013.

The Green Sports Alliance, which began in 2010, is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help sports teams, venues, and leagues enhance their Green and sustainability performance.

“This is really quite an honor,” says Ashkin. “We are seeing nothing less than an evolution in the professional sports industry. It is becoming Greener and more sustainable at a rapid pace, and I am proud to be one of the people helping to make this happen.”


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