Ashkin Video about LEED v4

Steve Ashkin Previews LEED v4 Has your company developed products or services to help clients comply with the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)? Then you’ll want to know all about its updated rating system, LEED v4, which the U.S. Green Building Council is introducing in October 2016. In this Educational Quick […]


From our July 2016 DestinationGreen Newsletter

I’d like to give you an update on last week’s Green Sports Alliance Summit and ask your help for a speech I am preparing for the Healthy Schools Campaign’s upcoming Leadership event. Healthy Schools Campaign will host a Leadership Institute starting July 28th in Ellicott City, Maryland (near Baltimore) to help us become more effective […]

Sustainablity Numbers

Sustainability Terms Cause Confusion

A recent survey on Green and sustainable issues found that most people are fairly clear about what it means when a product’s packaging says it is made from recycled materials and/or is recyclable. The survey of approximately 2,000 U.S. adults, which was conducted specifically for marketing and public relations professionals in the food and beverage […]

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New Directions

I would like to formally announce that The Ashkin Group is changing directions . . . just a bit. I am proud to be known as “the father of Green Cleaning,” but it’s time for me and my clients to put more time and energy into sustainability. Sustainability in all its forms—people, planet, as well […]

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Sustainablity Numbers

The Numbers Behind Sustainability

Please Join Me for this Free Seminar Wednesday, July 13, 2016 • 1:00 p.m. Eastern For any organization with a strong green cleaning program, sustainability is the next business requirement. Stephen Ashkin leads this highly informative and influential webcast, providing invaluable insight and tips. You will learn what sustainability information needs to be measured, tracked […]

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Join Me at the 2016 Green Sports Alliance Summit

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Back to Basics

Somewhat surprisingly, I am still meeting building managers that are unsure how to start a Green Cleaning program.  For them and for all of us, I have outlined the key steps below: Implementing a Green Cleaning Process: The 10 Steps The goal of a Green Cleaning program is to reduce the total impact of cleaning […]


Ashkin Group Hires New Director of Sustainable Practice

Los Angeles, CA – Brian Johnson has joined The Ashkin Group, the leading advocate for green cleaning and sustainability in the professional cleaning industry, as the organization’s new Director of Sustainable Practice. Johnson is a 30-year veteran of the Green and sustainability movements. He began his career leading the City of Santa Monica’s Green procurement […]

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The Ashkin Group Receives U.S. EPA Safer Choice Partner Award

Los Angeles, CA – The Ashkin Group-headed by Stephen Ashkin, long known as the “father of Green Cleaning” and the industry’s leading advocate for sustainability-was one of 24 organizations honored to receive the U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award. The Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards recognizes programs, organizations, and individuals […]

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ISSA Teams With EPA to Promote Energy Efficiency

ISSA kicked off Earth Day, Friday, April 22, 2016, by signing agreements with Energy Star and SmartWay, two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs. As an Energy Star Partner, ISSA will encourage its members to: Measure and track the energy performance of their facilities where possible by using tools such as those offered through Energy […]

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