Ashkin Calls for a Statement of Support on Sustainability

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

Helping to Make the Professional Cleaning Industry More Sustainability Focused Bloomington, IN – Stephen Ashkin, long known as the “father of Green Cleaning,” announces that he is refocusing his efforts, working to bring more efficiency and sustainability programs into the professional cleaning industry. “Green Cleaning has matured,” says Ashkin. “We are now able to move […]

Earth Day — Why Schools and Universities Should Care

On March 21, 2018, in Default, News, by Ashkin Group

Earth Day is coming up.  It is celebrated each year on April 22nd and for many it is a very important event. Most schools and universities will celebrate the day with speeches from environmentalists and school leaders, educational programs, tree plantings, habitat and campus clean-ups, recycling events, energy and water conservation competitions, fairs, community service activities, […]

The Language of Sustainability Part Three

On March 14, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

In this third and last part of our series on the Language of Sustainability, we will discuss some of the organizations that have developed criteria and standards to help measure and monitor sustainability efforts. These organizations are helping to encourage organizations, communities, and entire countries to become more sustainability-focused. It is important for those of […]

The Language of Sustainability Part Two

On March 14, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

Many of us assume that the term “climate change” is relatively new, dating back to maybe the early 1980s. However, scientists were referring to climate change as far back as the 1800s. In 1896, a study entitled, On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Earth, was published by […]

The Language of Sustainability Part One

On March 14, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

The professional cleaning industry is about to enter an entirely new world, the world of sustainability. Yes, I know some in our industry have already started on this journey, but many more are just about to get on board. To help make this venture far more comfortable and rewarding, the following is the first of […]

Seven Cost Saving Sustainability Ideas for 2018

On March 11, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – Whether you run a small business or head a large corporation, sustainability can help reduce operating costs. For example, ISSA’s DEAL program, developed in partnership with Sustainability Dashboard Tools, Inc., helped twenty participating distributors collectively save more than $400,000 in one year by implementing simple sustainability initiatives. “Cost savings is fast becoming […]

When Companies Backslide on Sustainability

On March 11, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – In the past decade, we have witnessed one company after another announce new sustainability initiatives such as reducing water, fuel, electricity, and waste. Most are looking for ways to help cut their greenhouse gas emissions and protect our environment.  And many are now well-aware that sustainability and efficiency go hand-in-hand, helping to […]

Statement of Support: Creating a Sustainable Cleaning Industry

On March 8, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

We are building owners, facility managers, and industry leaders concerned about the health of our building occupants and our impact on the environment. Therefore, we require and encourage using Green Cleaning products. They are healthier for our occupants, healthier for the cleaning staff, and healthier for our planet. Green Cleaning products comprise an estimated 30% […]

Healthy Schools Campaign Seeks Facility Manager Experts in Green Cleaning

On December 4, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Green Clean Schools, a division of Healthy Schools Campaign, is looking for dedicated facility managers in educational institutions to help drive the decisions of the organization and shape the future of green cleaning. These individuals are encouraged to submit nominations to fill four available positions within their Green Clean Schools Steering Committee. Those selected will […]

The ISSA Convention…. from a distance

On September 27, 2017, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

From Our Monthly DestinationGreen Newsletter Every year I look forward to the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Convention. However, this year I had a medical emergency and after a visit to the hospital emergency room, returned home and missed the Convention. I’m fine now. And frankly, it is hard for me to feel sorry for myself when I see […]

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