Earth Day is April 22, 2018

On April 18, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

In case you do not know or remember, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River has had a long history of catching fire.  By 1868, it had caught fire thirteen times.  One of the worst blazes occurred in 1912, causing five deaths.  A fire in 1952, resulted in millions of dollars in damage. But it was the fire in […]

April 2018 DestinationGreen Newsletter: Congrats to Notre Dame and Villanova – Plus Other Fun Opportunities

On April 4, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Hello and welcome, I can’t believe that it is April already and hope your year is off to a good start. It has been a great start for me as we have landed some new clients (i.e. City of San Francisco), extended agreements with others (i.e. Google), and added a number of terrific speaking events […]

Three Ways To Get Employees to Own Sustainability

On March 29, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Why Sustainablity Needs Organizational Ownership Bloomington, IN – Some organizations have been very successful implementing sustainability initiatives in their organizations, while others have struggled. What appears to be the big differentiator – and helps keep sustainability programs on track and growing – is ownership. “If employees and major stakeholders in an organization “feel” they own […]

Ashkin Calls for a Statement of Support on Sustainability

On March 27, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

Helping to Make the Professional Cleaning Industry More Sustainability Focused Bloomington, IN – Stephen Ashkin, long known as the “father of Green Cleaning,” announces that he is refocusing his efforts, working to bring more efficiency and sustainability programs into the professional cleaning industry. “Green Cleaning has matured,” says Ashkin. “We are now able to move […]

Earth Day — Why Schools and Universities Should Care

On March 21, 2018, in Default, News, by Ashkin Group

Earth Day is coming up.  It is celebrated each year on April 22nd and for many it is a very important event. Most schools and universities will celebrate the day with speeches from environmentalists and school leaders, educational programs, tree plantings, habitat and campus clean-ups, recycling events, energy and water conservation competitions, fairs, community service activities, […]

The Language of Sustainability Part Three

On March 14, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

In this third and last part of our series on the Language of Sustainability, we will discuss some of the organizations that have developed criteria and standards to help measure and monitor sustainability efforts. These organizations are helping to encourage organizations, communities, and entire countries to become more sustainability-focused. It is important for those of […]

The Language of Sustainability Part Two

On March 14, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

Many of us assume that the term “climate change” is relatively new, dating back to maybe the early 1980s. However, scientists were referring to climate change as far back as the 1800s. In 1896, a study entitled, On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Earth, was published by […]

The Language of Sustainability Part One

On March 14, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

The professional cleaning industry is about to enter an entirely new world, the world of sustainability. Yes, I know some in our industry have already started on this journey, but many more are just about to get on board. To help make this venture far more comfortable and rewarding, the following is the first of […]

Seven Cost Saving Sustainability Ideas for 2018

On March 11, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – Whether you run a small business or head a large corporation, sustainability can help reduce operating costs. For example, ISSA’s DEAL program, developed in partnership with Sustainability Dashboard Tools, Inc., helped twenty participating distributors collectively save more than $400,000 in one year by implementing simple sustainability initiatives. “Cost savings is fast becoming […]

When Companies Backslide on Sustainability

On March 11, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – In the past decade, we have witnessed one company after another announce new sustainability initiatives such as reducing water, fuel, electricity, and waste. Most are looking for ways to help cut their greenhouse gas emissions and protect our environment.  And many are now well-aware that sustainability and efficiency go hand-in-hand, helping to […]

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