What Does Sustainability Mean Today?

On May 10, 2018, in Items of Interest, News, by Ashkin Group

Sustainability is one of those buzz words we often hear when we discuss Green and environmental issues. It typically applies to our use of natural resources; social responsibility; fair business profits; agriculture; the use of Green Cleaning products; etc. While the word sustainability seems to be getting more and more “buzz,” there seems to be […]

Our “Sustainability” Nations Capital is Now in Sacramento

On May 10, 2018, in Items of Interest, News, by Ashkin Group

When it comes to Green and sustainability issues, our nation’s capital has just moved.  It’s now located in Sacramento. With the sixth largest economy in the world, California can and does have the power to impact environmental programs throughout the country.  Plus, nine other states, including New York and Washington, have joined forces with California […]

Five Sustainability Pre-Construction Tips

On April 27, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – Thanks to a vibrant economy, many building developers, owners, and managers are investing funds into new construction projects as well as renovations. This makes this a perfect time for developers, owners, and managers to start thinking about sustainability, according to Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group, and the leading advocate for […]

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 […]

Seven Cost Saving Sustainability Ideas for 2018

On March 11, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – Whether you run a small business or head a large corporation, sustainability can help reduce operating costs. For example, ISSA’s DEAL program, developed in partnership with Sustainability Dashboard Tools, Inc., helped twenty participating distributors collectively save more than $400,000 in one year by implementing simple sustainability initiatives. “Cost savings is fast becoming […]

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% […]

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 […]

From CMM: Distinguishing Sustainability from Green Cleaning

On August 3, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Throughout the years, different definitions for green cleaning have been put forward, but in the early 1990s, a universally accepted definition was agreed upon. This was based on an executive order signed by former President Bill Clinton that defined green cleaning as: “The use of products and services that have a lesser or reduced effect […]

From CMM: How $1 Billion May Impact the Industry

On August 3, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

As published in CMM in July 2017 Likely lost in the buzz of the recent presidential election was a December 2016 announcement by Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corp. and billionaire philanthropist, about a clean-technology fund he has set up with like-minded investors. These individuals include Jeff Bezos of Amazon; Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New […]

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