Green Cleaning: Where We’ve Been and What’s Next

On September 25, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

For more than two decades, I have been discussing the value and the reasons for green cleaning in the professional cleaning industry. While the first few years of my journey – and it certainly has been a journey – were difficult, with few people attending my seminars or presentations, I am happy to report that […]

Bringing Sustainability to the Dallas ISSA Convention

On September 20, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, an estimated 13,000 trade shows take place in the United States each year, representing 40 percent of all trade shows globally.  The same organization estimates that more than $70 billion is spent annually on trade shows in this country, and around the world, and more than 60 […]

EPA Encourages Purchasing Green Certified Products from Green Distributors

On September 15, 2018, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released an “overview” of a webinar they conducted in June 2018 and have now made it available on-demand. Entitled, Routine Cleaning and Maintenance for a Healthy School Environment, it focuses on the importance of Green and effective cleaning, stating that: One of the most effective ways […]

Four Ways to Reduce Energy Bills – Now

On September 5, 2018, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

“Retro-commissioning typically requires minimal capital outlay and produces large savings.”   Bloomington, IN – Far too many businesses and building owners still file their energy bills under “uncontrollable expenses.” While they may have taken steps over the years to reduce consumption, many now view these utility charges as merely the cost of doing business However, […]

A Systematic, Sustainable Approach to Demolition

On August 27, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

According to an April 2018 report, at least 50 buildings are going up in Chicago of ten stories or more. Moreover, with the summer season – when building construction typically picks up – there may be even more buildings going up or about to be completed. It’s getting hard to keep up with them all.  […]

The Greening of the Printing Industry

On August 27, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The printing industry in the United States does not appear to be getting the attention—or the applause—it deserves for its considerable efforts at bringing sustainability and environmental responsibility into its daily operations. The industry has been aware for more than two decades that the entire printing process—whether it is to print brochures, cards, packaging materials, […]

Climate Change Has Entered a New Phase: We Are Beginning to Live It

On August 27, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

A Recent Ashkin Group Press Release   On a global scale, 2018 is shaping up to be the fourth-hottest year on record.  The only years hotter were the past three.  In fact, 17 of the past 18 years have been the warmest since 2001. We cannot consider this just a hot year, according to Stephen […]

Let’s Remain Optimistic

On August 27, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Our August 2018 DestinationGreen Newsletter  Hello. There is an old Chinese saying, “may you live in interesting times.”  I have to admit that at times I feel overwhelmed by the amount of “interesting” things going on. Yet with every challenge, I remain incredibly optimistic and would like to share why: Industry Associations — I remain […]

Sustainability Puts Money in the Bank

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

Very often, when distributors think about Green Cleaning and sustainability, they believe they are pretty much one and the same.  They are not. In fact, the gap between them is expanding. However, there are similarities.  We likely should address those first. Environmentally preferable cleaning solutions, for example, are normally manufactured without the use of non-renewable […]

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 […]

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