Ashkin Reflects on Brazilian Cleaning Industry

On August 18, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

“The people I met in the Brazilian cleaning industry are smart, and very focused on moving the industry forward.”  Bloomington, IN – August 18, 2017 – Stephen Ashkin, well known as the “father of Green Cleaning,” and the jansan industries leading advocate for sustainability, has just returned from speaking at the largest professional cleaning trade […]

From CMM: Distinguishing Sustainability from Green Cleaning

On August 3, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Throughout the years, different definitions for green cleaning have been put forward, but in the early 1990s, a universally accepted definition was agreed upon. This was based on an executive order signed by former President Bill Clinton that defined green cleaning as: “The use of products and services that have a lesser or reduced effect […]

From CMM: How $1 Billion May Impact the Industry

On August 3, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

As published in CMM in July 2017 Likely lost in the buzz of the recent presidential election was a December 2016 announcement by Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corp. and billionaire philanthropist, about a clean-technology fund he has set up with like-minded investors. These individuals include Jeff Bezos of Amazon; Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New […]

Ashkin at Sacramento Green Sports Alliance Summit

On June 29, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The Green Sports Alliance Summit in Sacramento, June 28, 2017, where Stephen Ashkin is representing our team. Here he is collaborating with ESPN, Michigan State, CleanCore Technologies, Shift Energy and others on overcoming challenges to drive innovation and meaningful improvements. #PLAYGREENER

Impacts of the Trump Administration on the Green Cleaning Movement

On June 23, 2017, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

From our June 2017 Issue DestinationGreen Newsletter It seems wherever I travel, people ask me how actions by the Trump Administration will impact the Green Cleaning movements. In short, I think it will have little effect. That’s right, little if any effect. Having worked on the issue of Green Cleaning for more than 25 years, […]

EPA Honors All Around

On May 25, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

From Our Monthly DestinationGreen Newsletter he Environmental Protection Agency has just recognized The Ashkin Group as an outstanding Safer Choice Supporter for 2017. We received this award in Washington, DC., and according to the EPA that runs the Safer Choice Program, we were honored because of our help promoting the value of the program and […]

From Cleanlink News: Report Focuses On Student Health, Wellness, and the First 100 Days

On May 4, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

From Cleanlink News May 3, 2017: To showcase what changes have been made in the first 100 days of the Trump administration, Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) has released, “100 Day Report: The Trump Administration’s Actions on Student Health and Wellness.” This report follows HSC’s October 2016 report, “Healthy and Ready to Learn: Recommendations for the […]

Ashkin Group Begins Web Series on Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

On April 19, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The Ashkin Group, has begun posting a series of examples on the DestinationGreen website showing how organizations, businesses, and cities around the globe have celebrated or plan to celebrate Earth Day. This year Earth Day is on Saturday, April 22nd. “In searching for celebration examples, one of the interesting things we uncovered is that more […]

Video: Keep Greening the Industry

On April 13, 2017, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

During the past 15-20 years, the cleaning industry has made some remarkable sustainability advancements in almost every product category. In this Educational Quick Clip, Steve Ashkin examines how we can continue to drive the green cleaning movement forward while taking advantage of all the health, safety, and cost benefits it accrues. Tune in now at […]

IFMA Updates “Sustainability How-to Guide: Global Green Cleaning.”

On April 5, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

From CleanLink News: The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Stewardship (ESUS) Strategic Advisory Group has released the latest update in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-to Guide: Global Green Cleaning.” This guide, which was originally published in 2009 and updated in 2011, has been updated again […]

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