The Language of Sustainability Part Two

On March 14, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

Many of us assume that the term “climate change” is relatively new, dating back to maybe the early 1980s. However, scientists were referring to climate change as far back as the 1800s. In 1896, a study entitled, On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Earth, was published by […]

The Language of Sustainability Part One

On March 14, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

The professional cleaning industry is about to enter an entirely new world, the world of sustainability. Yes, I know some in our industry have already started on this journey, but many more are just about to get on board. To help make this venture far more comfortable and rewarding, the following is the first of […]

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% […]

Healthy Schools Campaign Seeks Facility Manager Experts in Green Cleaning

On December 4, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Green Clean Schools, a division of Healthy Schools Campaign, is looking for dedicated facility managers in educational institutions to help drive the decisions of the organization and shape the future of green cleaning. These individuals are encouraged to submit nominations to fill four available positions within their Green Clean Schools Steering Committee. Those selected will […]

The ISSA Convention…. from a distance

On September 27, 2017, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

From Our Monthly DestinationGreen Newsletter Every year I look forward to the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Convention. However, this year I had a medical emergency and after a visit to the hospital emergency room, returned home and missed the Convention. I’m fine now. And frankly, it is hard for me to feel sorry for myself when I see […]

Greening Meetings

On September 22, 2017, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Meetings and events are big business in the U.S. They are valued at about $1 trillion and invariably listed as one of the ten largest industries in the country. With so many meetings and events, this can have a significant impact on the environment and the use of natural resources. Fortunately, hotel properties are already […]

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 […]

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