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Green Sports Alliance Releases Greener Cleaning Playbook

New guidelines will help sports venues implement greener cleaning programs  To assist sports facilities in creating healthier, safer environments for their fans, athletes and staff, the Green Sports Alliance has released its “Greener Cleaning Playbook.” The Playbook provides cost-effective strategies for creating a successful greener cleaning program, and offers comprehensive guidance on how to select […]

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Addressing the Missing Component in American Schools: Cleaning

released about American public schools. The report, A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform, suggested that other countries around the world were outperforming US schools. Considered a landmark event, the report cited a number of examples to support this conclusion. For example, it revealed that the average SAT scores dropped “over 50 points” […]

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I Love Sports! (and The Green Sports Alliance)

From our June 2015 DestinationGreen Newsletter I get so inspired watching elite athletes execute both individually and as a team. Their physical ability, strength, endurance and court/field/track awareness can be true artistry. I have seen how hard they work improving their technique, strengthening both the physical as well as the mental side of the game, planning […]

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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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Ashkin Outlines Five Key Goals of Green Apple Day of Service Project

Los Angeles, CA – This summer, The Ashkin Group along with ISSA, the worldwide cleaning association, and the Healthy Schools Campaign will launch their Custodial Training project in honor of Green Apple Day of Service. Green Apple Day of Service is a worldwide initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Center for Green Schools. […]

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Addressing a Key Component in American Schools

In 1983, an earthshaking report was released about American public schools. The report, A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform, suggested that other countries around the world were outperforming U.S. schools. Considered a landmark event, the report cited a number of examples to support this conclusion.   For example, it revealed that the average […]

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The Green Janitorial Closet Makeover

Green Cleaning starts in the janitorial closet and for this reason, many facilities must begin their Green Cleaning journey with a janitorial closet makeover. First, we remove all cleaning solutions, tools, products, and equipment from the closet. With them out in the open, our next steps are as follows: Remove and properly dispose of any […]

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Father of Green Cleaning Inducted into The International Green Industry Hall of Fame

Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group and frequently referred to as “the father of Green Cleaning,” was inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF) at a recent ceremony held at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This is the fifth year the IGIHOF has held this annual event. The organization asks […]

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Custodial Training to Protect Kids, Staff and the Environment

It’s Official.  Here is our project for Green Apple Day along with ISSA and The Healthy School Campaign Clean and healthy schools protect the health of kids and staff, and promote better learning environments. Training custodians on effective cleaning processes, protecting health and reducing environmental impacts is essential for helping schools meet their educational goals.  […]

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Green Apple Day of Service…Here We Come

With the help of ISSA and The Healthy School Campaign, we are committed to make this years Green Apple Day of Service even more meaningful and helpful for our children.  Below is an outline of the project we have put together. Project Title: Custodial Training to Protect Kids, Staff and the Environment Summary:  Clean and […]

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