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Greening Meetings

Meetings and events are big business in the U.S. They are valued at about $1 trillion and invariably listed as one of the ten largest industries in the country. With so many meetings and events, this can have a significant impact on the environment and the use of natural resources. Fortunately, hotel properties are already […]

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Trump’s Impact on Green Cleaning

One of the most frequent questions I get now in my travels is what I think will be President Trump’s impact on Green Cleaning. While I am always open to answer all questions, I try to shy away from political issues because my focus, as always, has been to advocate for all the reasons Green […]

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Green Cleaning Best Practices for Cleaning Locker Rooms

Patrick Pizzo, administrator for operations, elaborates on how the East Meadow Union Free School District in New York undertakes the difficult job of cleaning locker rooms with green cleaning methods: The staff uses a hydrogen peroxide-based product called H2 Orange Envirox 117 to clean and sanitize the locker rooms on a daily basis. “The best […]

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Impacts of the Trump Administration on the Green Cleaning Movement

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, […]

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Making Cleaning Contractors Green Leaders

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 […]

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Teaching Face Washing With a Tune

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 […]

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Video: Keep Greening the Industry

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 […]

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Green Cleaning History and Growth

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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The New White House Administration and Sustainable Cleaning

With a new president and administration in the White House, it is hard to predict how the next four years will unfold, particularly for our industry. However, we would be naive not to assume the following: Changes are coming that will likely impact our industry; this could apply to cleaning worker wages as well as […]

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Green Cleaning 101

In just a couple of months it will be spring and with Spring Cleaning right around the corner, this is a good time for us to have a little review period about Green Cleaning—Green Cleaning 101, if you will—with a focus on Green Cleaning in healthcare facilities. This includes a review of the principles and […]

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