Understanding a Sustainability Color-Coding System

On August 12, 2016, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, Some of Our Resources for You, by Ashkin Group

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 […]

Trends Indicate More Factories Are Becoming LEED-Certified

On August 8, 2016, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

“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 […]

For Churches Only: Going Green Economically

On July 19, 2016, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

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 […]

How the Green Sports Alliance is Likely to Affect Your School

On May 7, 2016, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

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 […]

The Green Way to Infection Control

On May 7, 2016, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

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 […]

Is There a Green Way to Disinfect?

On May 7, 2016, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Cleaning professionals will encounter situations in which sanitizers or disinfectants are necessary to protect public health. However, we must always keep in mind that these are very powerful cleaning agents that, while they continue to serve us well, can produce unfortunate, even harmful, results. The good news is that there are options to choose from […]

Too Much; Too Little; and Too Much Again

On January 5, 2016, in Default, Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

California has a history of having too little rainfall followed by too much rainfall. In the past 50 years, buy 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 […]

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

On December 13, 2015, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The agreement reached here on Saturday will, recipe 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 […]

Key Points About Greenhouse Gases

On September 7, 2015, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

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, ambulance the concentrations of these gases in the atmosphere, ed and how emissions and concentrations have changed over time. When comparing emissions of different […]

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