Learning, Growing, and Giving Back

On February 28, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

In life, we often don’t get a “mulligan” – a chance to do things over. In my case, I have the pleasure of working in a number of countries where they are just beginning to adopt Green Cleaning and Sustainability. Now I have the chance to teach them what I wish we would have known […]

New Study Shows How Employees Can Get Employers to Act on Social Issues

On February 19, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Typically, when employees urge their employers to take steps to, for instance, become more sustainability-focused, get more involved with corporate philanthropy, or encourage corporate volunteering, they frame it as a potential business opportunity. In other words, doing good not only helps serve a cause, but can pay off by improving brand awareness, customer loyalty, and […]

Big Money Predictions and Prescriptions

On February 14, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

For those not familiar with it, the most recent Global Climate Action Summit was held in September in San Francisco, CA. If you have not heard of this organization or its summit, you are not alone. While publicity has certainly improved in recent months, the summit still received minimal news coverage when it was held. […]

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

On February 7, 2019, 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 […]

Climate Change’s Personal Impact on the Professional Cleaning Industry

On January 29, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Expect our industry to change considerably in the years ahead, all due to climate change Bloomington, IN – Climate change is getting personal. Some scientists now suggest that as many as 21 cities in Florida will be underwater by the end of this century, impacting the lives of millions of people. This is likely the […]

A Thank You to Building Owners and Managers

On January 22, 2019, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

A Thank You to Building Owners and Managers Many building owners and facility managers are unaware of it, but they are changing the professional cleaning industry… again. Let me explain. Fifteen or more years ago, when advocates started promoting the many reasons to adopt environmentally preferable cleaning solutions, tools, and equipment, one of the big […]

Environmental High Points in 2018 And What to Expect in 2019

On January 9, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Channel Islands Harbor, CA – In 2018 we were reminded that  the road to sustainability would not always be smooth. In October, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that we have only 12 years left to avoid some of the most devastating impacts of climate change, unless we cut carbon emissions in half. […]

New Tool Allows Managers to Engage, Educate, and Empower

On December 13, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Data brings a facility’s sustainability story to life Bloomington, IN – Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC, a web-based dashboard that helps facility managers monitor and measure such key performance indicators (KPIs) such as water consumption, energy use, waste disposal, and other metrics, announces the introduction of a totally new technology and service. The Engagement Display is […]

Making This Holiday Season More Environmentally Friendly

On November 26, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – According to Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group and a leading advocate for sustainability in the professional cleaning industry, the most wonderful time of the year isn’t that wonderful for the environment. He suggests we consider the following: We use about 8,000 tons of wrapping paper during the holiday season, equating […]

Happy Thanksgiving from The Ashkin Group

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

Thanksgiving is a very special time for me, my family and friends; as I am sure it is for you as well.  It is a uniquely American holiday to celebrate community and the fact that our current and future successes are genuinely dependent on working together as a community of committed and caring people. I […]

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