green cleaning and sustainability

Questions about Sustainability and Green Cleaning in Healthcare Facilities

The following are questions and answers from Stephen Ashkin for Healthcare Facility News 1. What green and sustainability trends do see happening in healthcare today? • Healthcare administrators are looking for more green and sustainability information that is both comprehensive and easy to interpret. • Administrators want more information regarding their distributors and all vendors as to their environmental performance such as […]

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Great article from Stephen Ashkin*

One of the things we hear frequently in the professional cleaning industry is that we do not appear to be attracting millennials. The most-often-heard explanation for this is that marketing high-technology tools and equipment like computers and smartphones is a lot more fun and exciting than selling mops and buckets. However, I beg to differ. […]

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Sustainable Dashboard Tool Adds ENERGY STAR Integration

The Sustainability Dashboard, a tool that measures and monitors six key performance indicators (KPIs)-energy, water, waste, transportation, products such as cleaning products, and human resources The Sustainability Dashboard, a tool that measures and monitors six key performance indicators (KPIs)-energy, water, waste, transportation, products such as cleaning products, and human resources-to help users monitor and report […]

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Reminder Notice: Attend My FREE Webinar on Leadership in the Language of Sports

Ever wonder why sports leaders become leaders for us all? Or how their leadership can now help make this a Greener, healthier, and more sustainable world?   If so, attend my FREE webinar, Leadership in the Language of Sports. The webinar will be presented on Tuesday, September 20, at 2pm Eastern Time. This webinar is […]

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And the Children Shall Lead…In Energy Conservation

Study Shows Children Pass on Energy Conversation Learning to their Parents Bloomington, IN – A recent study in the journal Nature Energy reported that when children are taught to turn off power strips at night and wash clothes in cold water, their parents starting following their lead and doing the same. The study, which involved […]

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FDA Finally Bans Some Antibacterial Soaps

On September 2, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration banned several types of antibacterial soaps due to some of the ingredients found in them.  Below is an article published in 2009, where I am quoted expressing my concerns about these ingredients and advocating for this action to be taken. We hear about the importance of proper […]

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Thoughts on Leadership from Leaders in Sports

The following was part of our August 2016 DestinationGreen Newsletter     “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” ~~Venus Williams         Bobby Knight was a leader who wanted to go beyond winning to produce players and teams that reached […]

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Sports, Leadership, and Changing the World

From our monthly newsletter, DestinationGreen In this edition of DestinationGreen I want to quickly discuss leadership using the language of sports (especially since the Olympics just concluded), update the schedule from the Green Sports Alliance for the next Greener Cleaning in Sport Facilities workshops, and provide an update on the new sustainability program that ISSA […]

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Sports, Leadership, and Changing the World

From the August 2016 Edition of Our Monthly Newsletter DestinationGreen I want to quickly discuss leadership using the language of sports (especially since the Olympics just concluded), update the schedule from the Green Sports Alliance for the next Greener Cleaning in Sport Facilities workshops, and provide an update on the new sustainability program that ISSA […]

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Casinos, KPIs, Dashboards, and Sustainability Warriors

You can’t monitor what you can’t measure, and because few things in life remain constant—including your casino—what you can’t measure may be getting better . . . but it may also be getting worse. But how would you know? If things are going downhill, such as gross intake, not only will you not know it […]

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