Interest in Earth Day has Moved Beyond Politicians and Environmentalists

On March 28, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Our nation seems more polarized than ever on environmental issues. Students, however, are increasingly concerned about their future, including the quality of water they drink and the air they breathe. Interest in Earth Day has moved beyond politicians and environmentalists to students, millennials and Main Street America. This has clearly affected our schools and universities, […]

Green Cleaning History and Growth

On March 24, 2017, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

In 1962, Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book “Silent Spring” was published. It forced the general public and members of the U.S. government to take a serious look at society’s use of chemicals and pesticides. By the end of the decade, young people around the world took up the cause for “ecology,” as it was then called. […]

Video: Stephen Ashkin Discusses Taking the Lead on LEED

On March 21, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Has your company developed products or services to help clients comply with the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)? Then you’ll want to know all about its updated rating system, LEED v4, which the U.S. Green Building Council is introducing in October 2016. In this Educational Quick Clip, Steve Ashkin previews some […]

Having a Custodial Green Team

On March 14, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, Some of Our Resources for You, by Ashkin Group

The custodial green team is extremely important to success, whether starting a new green cleaning program or improving an existing one. The process itself has been well-defined. Assessment tools and awards programs are in place. Product manufacturers offer a wide range of products that meet performance requirements and are cost-effective compared with traditional products. And […]

Dropping Old Green Baggage

On March 10, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The whole concept of being Green and sustainable still carries a lot of old baggage. But these days, most of that baggage can be left behind. For instance, there is the “it costs more” baggage. Many people think that construction of a Greener, sustainable, and more environmentally responsible building costs considerably more than conventional construction. […]

The New White House Administration and Sustainable Cleaning

On March 8, 2017, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

With a new president and administration in the White House, it is hard to predict how the next four years will unfold, particularly for our industry. However, we would be naive not to assume the following: Changes are coming that will likely impact our industry; this could apply to cleaning worker wages as well as […]

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