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 […]

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 […]

Statement of Support: Creating a Sustainable Cleaning Industry

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

We are building owners, facility managers, and industry leaders concerned about the health of our building occupants and our impact on the environment. Therefore, we require and encourage using Green Cleaning products. They are healthier for our occupants, healthier for the cleaning staff, and healthier for our planet. Green Cleaning products comprise an estimated 30% […]

Healthy Schools Campaign Seeks Facility Manager Experts in Green Cleaning

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

Green Clean Schools, a division of Healthy Schools Campaign, is looking for dedicated facility managers in educational institutions to help drive the decisions of the organization and shape the future of green cleaning. These individuals are encouraged to submit nominations to fill four available positions within their Green Clean Schools Steering Committee. Those selected will […]

The ISSA Convention…. from a distance

On September 27, 2017, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

From Our Monthly DestinationGreen Newsletter Every year I look forward to the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Convention. However, this year I had a medical emergency and after a visit to the hospital emergency room, returned home and missed the Convention. I’m fine now. And frankly, it is hard for me to feel sorry for myself when I see […]

Greening Meetings

On September 22, 2017, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Meetings and events are big business in the U.S. They are valued at about $1 trillion and invariably listed as one of the ten largest industries in the country. With so many meetings and events, this can have a significant impact on the environment and the use of natural resources. Fortunately, hotel properties are already […]

Trump’s Impact on Green Cleaning

On September 14, 2017, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

One of the most frequent questions I get now in my travels is what I think will be President Trump’s impact on Green Cleaning. While I am always open to answer all questions, I try to shy away from political issues because my focus, as always, has been to advocate for all the reasons Green […]

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 […]

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