Impacts of the Trump Administration on the Green Cleaning Movement

On June 23, 2017, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

From our June 2017 Issue DestinationGreen Newsletter It seems wherever I travel, people ask me how actions by the Trump Administration will impact the Green Cleaning movements. In short, I think it will have little effect. That’s right, little if any effect. Having worked on the issue of Green Cleaning for more than 25 years, […]

EPA Honors All Around

On May 25, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

From Our Monthly DestinationGreen Newsletter he Environmental Protection Agency has just recognized The Ashkin Group as an outstanding Safer Choice Supporter for 2017. We received this award in Washington, DC., and according to the EPA that runs the Safer Choice Program, we were honored because of our help promoting the value of the program and […]

From Cleanlink News: Report Focuses On Student Health, Wellness, and the First 100 Days

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

From Cleanlink News May 3, 2017: To showcase what changes have been made in the first 100 days of the Trump administration, Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) has released, “100 Day Report: The Trump Administration’s Actions on Student Health and Wellness.” This report follows HSC’s October 2016 report, “Healthy and Ready to Learn: Recommendations for the […]

Making Cleaning Contractors Green Leaders

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

Let’s use scenario to illustrate how cleaning contractors can be Green leaders. You are bidding on the cleaning needs of a multistory, multitenant office building. While management did require the use of Green Cleaning products in the past, it is now open to the use of traditional cleaning products, especially if there is a cost incentive to […]

Teaching Face Washing With a Tune

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

To learn Italian, a parent sent her 4-year-old child to a particular language school. Instead of the way many of us were taught a foreign language – by repeating words and sentences over and over – the teachers in this school took another approach. They taught their young students Italian by putting the phrases into […]

Ashkin Group Begins Web Series on Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

On April 19, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The Ashkin Group, has begun posting a series of examples on the DestinationGreen website showing how organizations, businesses, and cities around the globe have celebrated or plan to celebrate Earth Day. This year Earth Day is on Saturday, April 22nd. “In searching for celebration examples, one of the interesting things we uncovered is that more […]

Video: Keep Greening the Industry

On April 13, 2017, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

During the past 15-20 years, the cleaning industry has made some remarkable sustainability advancements in almost every product category. In this Educational Quick Clip, Steve Ashkin examines how we can continue to drive the green cleaning movement forward while taking advantage of all the health, safety, and cost benefits it accrues. Tune in now at […]

IFMA Updates “Sustainability How-to Guide: Global Green Cleaning.”

On April 5, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

From CleanLink News: The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Stewardship (ESUS) Strategic Advisory Group has released the latest update in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-to Guide: Global Green Cleaning.” This guide, which was originally published in 2009 and updated in 2011, has been updated again […]

Interest in Earth Day has Moved Beyond Politicians and Environmentalists

On March 28, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Our nation seems more polarized than ever on environmental issues. Students, however, are increasingly concerned about their future, including the quality of water they drink and the air they breathe. Interest in Earth Day has moved beyond politicians and environmentalists to students, millennials and Main Street America. This has clearly affected our schools and universities, […]

Green Cleaning History and Growth

On March 24, 2017, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

In 1962, Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book “Silent Spring” was published. It forced the general public and members of the U.S. government to take a serious look at society’s use of chemicals and pesticides. By the end of the decade, young people around the world took up the cause for “ecology,” as it was then called. […]

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