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Too Much; Too Little; and Too Much Again

California has a history of having too little rainfall followed by too much rainfall. In the past 50 years, the state has had two El Nino’s, and according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center, a very significant third one is on the way. An El Nino is a naturally occurring event, typically caused […]

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New York Times: Climate Accord Is a Healing Step, if Not a Cure

The agreement reached here on Saturday will, if faithfully carried out, achieve far larger cuts in emissions than any previous climate accord. It will reduce, without eliminating, the risk that runaway climate change might render parts of the Earth uninhabitable. It will lessen somewhat the possibility of a collapse of one of the ice sheets, […]

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Key Points About Greenhouse Gases

Greenhouse gases from human activities are the most significant driver of observed climate change since the mid-20th century.  The indicators below characterize emissions of the major greenhouse gases resulting from human activities, the concentrations of these gases in the atmosphere, and how emissions and concentrations have changed over time. When comparing emissions of different gases, these […]

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The National Basketball Association Goes Green

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Ashkin Recognized as One of EPA’s 2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year

Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group, and often referred to as “the father of Green Cleaning,” is one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 21 Safer Choice  Partner of the Year Award winners for 2015. The EPA Safer Choice Program is designed to help consumers and commercial buyers identify and select products that are […]

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Way to Save Energy with Green Cleaning

Energy use can be reduced up to 10 percent if cleaning hours are moved from nights to daytime and weekend hours. Lights can be turned off, and the HVAC output reduced in a mostly unoccupied building. Regardless of the time of day, schools can reduce energy use when cleaning floors, carpets and hard surfaces by […]

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The Training Component in Green Cleaning

Learn how proper training of janitorial staff using green cleaning products can reduce the negative impact of cleaning on workers while creating a high-performing, healthy building. As part of its plan to operate in a greener, more sustainable manner, a property management firm decided to transfer from selecting 100 percent virgin fiber copy paper to […]

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Ashkin Honored as Presidio Fellow in Sustainability

Stephen Ashkin, long known as “the father of Green Cleaning” in the professional cleaning industry, 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 […]

Story of Change

Can shopping save the world? The Story of Change from The Story of Stuff Project urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world. From The Story of Stuff Project

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Green Games Gain In Popularity

August 17, 2011 – The fate of Earth is often at stake in popular video games, such as the sci-fi space sagas Halo and Mass Effect. But a growing movement of ecologically conscious games deals with the real destiny of our actual habitat. In the PC strategy game Fate of the World, players try their hand at juggling sociopolitical […]

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