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 […]

Sports, Leadership, and Changing the World

On August 26, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

From the August 2016 Edition of Our Monthly Newsletter DestinationGreen I want to quickly discuss leadership using the language of sports (especially since the Olympics just concluded), update the schedule from the Green Sports Alliance for the next Greener Cleaning in Sport Facilities workshops, and provide an update on the new sustainability program that ISSA […]

From our July 2016 DestinationGreen Newsletter

On July 26, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

I’d like to give you an update on last week’s Green Sports Alliance Summit and ask your help for a speech I am preparing for the Healthy Schools Campaign’s upcoming Leadership event. Healthy Schools Campaign will host a Leadership Institute starting July 28th in Ellicott City, Maryland (near Baltimore) to help us become more effective […]

Back to Basics

On June 3, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Somewhat surprisingly, I am still meeting building managers that are unsure how to start a Green Cleaning program.  For them and for all of us, I have outlined the key steps below: Implementing a Green Cleaning Process: The 10 Steps The goal of a Green Cleaning program is to reduce the total impact of cleaning […]

Too Much; Too Little; and Too Much Again

On January 5, 2016, in Default, Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

California has a history of having too little rainfall followed by too much rainfall. In the past 50 years, buy the state has had two El Nino’s, and according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center, a very significant third one is on the way. An El Nino is a naturally occurring event, typically […]

First Cold Water Washing…Now Cleaning With Engineered-Water?

On September 7, 2015, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Mention cleaning clothes in cold water 20+ years ago, find and most people would have thought you were slightly off your rocker. Mention cleaning facilities today using engineered-water, help and most people would once again suspect you were missing a few marbles. However, help washing clothes in cold water is now very common in both […]

Green Apple Day of Service Project Now Benefits Nearly 311,000 Students

On August 27, 2015, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The project is designed to draw attention to the importance of cleaning and the need for training the people who keep our schools and universities healthy and safe, especially during a period when many are dealing with budget cutbacks.  The ultimate goals are to help improve student performance, as well as protect the health and […]

The Green Janitorial Closet Makeover

On May 26, 2015, in Default, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Green Cleaning starts in the janitorial closet and for this reason, nurse many facilities must begin their Green Cleaning journey with a janitorial closet makeover. First, look we remove all cleaning solutions, discount tools, products, and equipment from the closet. With them out in the open, our next steps are as follows: Remove and properly […]

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