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Green Cleaning: Disinfectant Fool’s Gold

The following was published in American School and University Disinfectants and sanitizers are important tools for keeping buildings clean, safe and healthful. But as cleaning budgets and staffing levels have declined, the amount of time spent cleaning and disinfecting also has dropped. The importance of those tools has grown amid heightened public awareness of the […]

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Ashkin Sees Change and Opportunity with New Administration

In a recent issue of DestinationGreen, the monthly newsletter published by The Ashkin Group, Stephen Ashkin addressed the fact that there may be uncertainty about the direction of Green Cleaning and the sustainability movement due to the recent election. “While I do not take political stands, it is pretty clear that a number of things […]

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Green Cleaning Joins Hands with Sustainability

There is considerable confusion among cleaning professionals as to what green cleaning, “sustainable” green cleaning, and sustainability are all about. So let’s start out with a situation that might help us address at least two of these quandaries: You are a contract cleaning company and have been invited to submit a cleaning proposal for a […]

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Thoughts on Leadership from Leaders in Sports

The following was part of our August 2016 DestinationGreen Newsletter     “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” ~~Venus Williams         Bobby Knight was a leader who wanted to go beyond winning to produce players and teams that reached […]

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Sports, Leadership, and Changing the World

From our monthly newsletter, DestinationGreen In this edition of DestinationGreen I want to quickly discuss leadership using the language of sports (especially since the Olympics just concluded), update the schedule from the Green Sports Alliance for the next Greener Cleaning in Sport Facilities workshops, and provide an update on the new sustainability program that ISSA […]

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Understanding a Sustainability Color-Coding System

Understanding a Sustainability Color-Coding System  About a decade ago, doctors at Johns Hopkins Medical Center separated a pair of two-month-old identical twins who had been joined at the abdomen. Even though the babies were identical twins, were “conjoined,” and likely shared organs, doctors knew that for the health and safety of each baby they should […]

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Trends Indicate More Factories Are Becoming LEED-Certified

“More factories and industrial locations in the United States are going Green—and doing so at a “remarkable pace.” According to an article in Crain’s Chicago Business and a new report by the U.S. Green Building Council, “LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities,” more factories and industrial locations in the United States are going Green—and doing so […]

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For Churches Only: Going Green Economically

By 2010, the Army Distaff Foundation/Knollwood, the first military retirement community in the country located in Washington, D.C., had decided to transfer from a traditional cleaning strategy – using cleaning products that are not Green certified or considered environmentally preferable – to one that is. According to Cynthia Akins, director of Environmental Services at the […]

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How the Green Sports Alliance is Likely to Affect Your School

Published in Private Colleges and University Magazine Do you know how much water is used every time your school has a major baseball or football event?  Likely if you search the records, you can get an idea and while it will probably be a considerable amount, it’s nothing like the amount of water – and […]

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The Green Way to Infection Control

Over the past 10 years, the world has faced several health scares. For instance, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) started in Hong Kong, spread across the globe, and resulted in more than 8,000 people losing their lives. The H1N1 virus developed in 2009, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that by […]

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