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 […]

Green Cleaning Best Practices for Cleaning Locker Rooms

On July 8, 2017, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, Some of Our Resources for You, by Ashkin Group

Patrick Pizzo, administrator for operations, elaborates on how the East Meadow Union Free School District in New York undertakes the difficult job of cleaning locker rooms with green cleaning methods: The staff uses a hydrogen peroxide-based product called H2 Orange Envirox 117 to clean and sanitize the locker rooms on a daily basis. “The best […]

Ashkin at Sacramento Green Sports Alliance Summit

On June 29, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The Green Sports Alliance Summit in Sacramento, June 28, 2017, where Stephen Ashkin is representing our team. Here he is collaborating with ESPN, Michigan State, CleanCore Technologies, Shift Energy and others on overcoming challenges to drive innovation and meaningful improvements. #PLAYGREENER

Impacts of the Trump Administration on the Green Cleaning Movement

On June 23, 2017, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

From our June 2017 Issue DestinationGreen Newsletter It seems wherever I travel, people ask me how actions by the Trump Administration will impact the Green Cleaning movements. In short, I think it will have little effect. That’s right, little if any effect. Having worked on the issue of Green Cleaning for more than 25 years, […]

EPA Honors All Around

On May 25, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

From Our Monthly DestinationGreen Newsletter he Environmental Protection Agency has just recognized The Ashkin Group as an outstanding Safer Choice Supporter for 2017. We received this award in Washington, DC., and according to the EPA that runs the Safer Choice Program, we were honored because of our help promoting the value of the program and […]

From Cleanlink News: Report Focuses On Student Health, Wellness, and the First 100 Days

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

From Cleanlink News May 3, 2017: To showcase what changes have been made in the first 100 days of the Trump administration, Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) has released, “100 Day Report: The Trump Administration’s Actions on Student Health and Wellness.” This report follows HSC’s October 2016 report, “Healthy and Ready to Learn: Recommendations for the […]

Making Cleaning Contractors Green Leaders

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

Let’s use scenario to illustrate how cleaning contractors can be Green leaders. You are bidding on the cleaning needs of a multistory, multitenant office building. While management did require the use of Green Cleaning products in the past, it is now open to the use of traditional cleaning products, especially if there is a cost incentive to […]

Teaching Face Washing With a Tune

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

To learn Italian, a parent sent her 4-year-old child to a particular language school. Instead of the way many of us were taught a foreign language – by repeating words and sentences over and over – the teachers in this school took another approach. They taught their young students Italian by putting the phrases into […]

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