The Greening of the Printing Industry

On August 27, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The printing industry in the United States does not appear to be getting the attention—or the applause—it deserves for its considerable efforts at bringing sustainability and environmental responsibility into its daily operations. The industry has been aware for more than two decades that the entire printing process—whether it is to print brochures, cards, packaging materials, […]

Climate Change Has Entered a New Phase: We Are Beginning to Live It

On August 27, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

A Recent Ashkin Group Press Release   On a global scale, 2018 is shaping up to be the fourth-hottest year on record.  The only years hotter were the past three.  In fact, 17 of the past 18 years have been the warmest since 2001. We cannot consider this just a hot year, according to Stephen […]

Let’s Remain Optimistic

On August 27, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Our August 2018 DestinationGreen Newsletter  Hello. There is an old Chinese saying, “may you live in interesting times.”  I have to admit that at times I feel overwhelmed by the amount of “interesting” things going on. Yet with every challenge, I remain incredibly optimistic and would like to share why: Industry Associations — I remain […]

Sustainability Puts Money in the Bank

On May 18, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Very often, when distributors think about Green Cleaning and sustainability, they believe they are pretty much one and the same.  They are not. In fact, the gap between them is expanding. However, there are similarities.  We likely should address those first. Environmentally preferable cleaning solutions, for example, are normally manufactured without the use of non-renewable […]

What Does Sustainability Mean Today?

On May 10, 2018, in Items of Interest, News, by Ashkin Group

Sustainability is one of those buzz words we often hear when we discuss Green and environmental issues. It typically applies to our use of natural resources; social responsibility; fair business profits; agriculture; the use of Green Cleaning products; etc. While the word sustainability seems to be getting more and more “buzz,” there seems to be […]

Our “Sustainability” Nations Capital is Now in Sacramento

On May 10, 2018, in Items of Interest, News, by Ashkin Group

When it comes to Green and sustainability issues, our nation’s capital has just moved.  It’s now located in Sacramento. With the sixth largest economy in the world, California can and does have the power to impact environmental programs throughout the country.  Plus, nine other states, including New York and Washington, have joined forces with California […]

Five Sustainability Pre-Construction Tips

On April 27, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – Thanks to a vibrant economy, many building developers, owners, and managers are investing funds into new construction projects as well as renovations. This makes this a perfect time for developers, owners, and managers to start thinking about sustainability, according to Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group, and the leading advocate for […]

Earth Day is April 22, 2018

On April 18, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

In case you do not know or remember, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River has had a long history of catching fire.  By 1868, it had caught fire thirteen times.  One of the worst blazes occurred in 1912, causing five deaths.  A fire in 1952, resulted in millions of dollars in damage. But it was the fire in […]

April 2018 DestinationGreen Newsletter: Congrats to Notre Dame and Villanova – Plus Other Fun Opportunities

On April 4, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Hello and welcome, I can’t believe that it is April already and hope your year is off to a good start. It has been a great start for me as we have landed some new clients (i.e. City of San Francisco), extended agreements with others (i.e. Google), and added a number of terrific speaking events […]

Three Ways To Get Employees to Own Sustainability

On March 29, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Why Sustainablity Needs Organizational Ownership Bloomington, IN – Some organizations have been very successful implementing sustainability initiatives in their organizations, while others have struggled. What appears to be the big differentiator – and helps keep sustainability programs on track and growing – is ownership. “If employees and major stakeholders in an organization “feel” they own […]

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