Ashkin Answers the Question: Are We Cooked?

On October 16, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – On Monday, October 8, 2018, the world’s leading climate scientists released a report that painted a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought. It says that avoiding damage requires “quickly transforming the world economy,” according to the New York Times. The report was from the […]

PRESS RELEASE: The Special Report on Global Warming

On October 8, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

A landmark United Nations report paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding damage requires quickly transforming the world economy.   “One of the key messages that comes out very strongly from this report is that we are already seeing the consequences of […]

The Sustainability Alphabet Soup: The Top 9 Sustainability Acronyms the Jansan Industry Should Know

On October 5, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

When jansan organizations first get involved with sustainability, one of the things they run into is a number of acronyms.  I refer to it as the “alphabet soup” of sustainability. While it definitely can be confusing, fortunately, we only need to know a few to help us get a solid understanding of sustainability, especially as […]

Sustainability: The History of a Word and Its Meaning Today

On October 5, 2018, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Languages and words evolve over time. For those in the restoration and remediation industry, along with cleaning professionals, carpet cleaners, and building managers, there is one word whose meaning seems to have changed three or four times . . . in just the past 25 years!  That word is sustainability. Restoration and remediation professionals need […]

Green Cleaning: Where We’ve Been and What’s Next

On September 25, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

For more than two decades, I have been discussing the value and the reasons for green cleaning in the professional cleaning industry. While the first few years of my journey – and it certainly has been a journey – were difficult, with few people attending my seminars or presentations, I am happy to report that […]

Bringing Sustainability to the Dallas ISSA Convention

On September 20, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, an estimated 13,000 trade shows take place in the United States each year, representing 40 percent of all trade shows globally.  The same organization estimates that more than $70 billion is spent annually on trade shows in this country, and around the world, and more than 60 […]

EPA Encourages Purchasing Green Certified Products from Green Distributors

On September 15, 2018, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released an “overview” of a webinar they conducted in June 2018 and have now made it available on-demand. Entitled, Routine Cleaning and Maintenance for a Healthy School Environment, it focuses on the importance of Green and effective cleaning, stating that: One of the most effective ways […]

Four Ways to Reduce Energy Bills – Now

On September 5, 2018, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

“Retro-commissioning typically requires minimal capital outlay and produces large savings.”   Bloomington, IN – Far too many businesses and building owners still file their energy bills under “uncontrollable expenses.” While they may have taken steps over the years to reduce consumption, many now view these utility charges as merely the cost of doing business However, […]

A Systematic, Sustainable Approach to Demolition

On August 27, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

According to an April 2018 report, at least 50 buildings are going up in Chicago of ten stories or more. Moreover, with the summer season – when building construction typically picks up – there may be even more buildings going up or about to be completed. It’s getting hard to keep up with them all.  […]

The Greening of the Printing Industry

On August 27, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The printing industry in the United States does not appear to be getting the attention—or the applause—it deserves for its considerable efforts at bringing sustainability and environmental responsibility into its daily operations. The industry has been aware for more than two decades that the entire printing process—whether it is to print brochures, cards, packaging materials, […]

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