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Green Apple Day of Service Project Now Benefits Nearly 311,000 Students

In honor of Green Apple Day of Service, The Ashkin Group, ISSA, the worldwide cleaning association, and the Healthy Schools Campaign have launched a Custodial Training Program. The program is designed to instruct administrators and cleaning professionals on more effective and more environmentally preferable ways to clean educational facilities.  The key goals are to help […]


Webinar: Healthy Buildings, Happy People: Green Cleaning Tips, Strategies and Frameworks

Wednesday, August 26th 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT At the 5th Annual Green Sports Alliance Summit in Chicago, the Green Sports Alliance released the Greener Cleaning Playbook: A guide to help sports venue operators develop a greener cleaning program. A how-to guide including information on establishing a green cleaning policy, finding the best products and […]

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Interview with Stephen Ashkin

A publication recently interviewed me a few questions on how I became so involved in Green and sustainable cleaning. Below are highlights of that interview: Many people know Stephen Ashkin as the “father of Green Cleaning” in the professional cleaning industry. But what they don’t know is just how many years it took him to earn that […]

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The 2015 Green Sports Alliance Summit in Chicago is a wrap!

It is hard to believe that our fifth annual Summit has already come and gone. We welcomed over 700 attendees to Chicago for three days of informative and inspirational venue tours, symposiums, plenaries, breakout sessions and networking. Sport is a powerful engine for driving market and cultural change. Summit attendees’ commitment to the green sports […]

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Recap: Green Sports Alliance Summit

As you know, last week we released the Greener Cleaning in Sport Facilities Playbook at the Green Sports Alliance’s (GSA) annual Summit.  Both the launch and the Summit were big successes — and it was great seeing so many of you there.  My favorite parts (aside from launching the Playbook) were: Commissioner Gary Bettman’s speech […]


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 […]


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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