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 […]

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 […]

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