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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Your T-Shirt Can Make a Difference

On February 5, 2013, in News, by Ashkin Group

World Wildlife Fund and National Geographic have partnered to release a new video series called “Make Each Choice Count”. The videos, generic less than two minutes long, try demonstrate how the seemly isolated actions we take every day leave an imprint on our planet. This first video is about the t-shirt on your back, drugstore […]

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