Sustainable Cleaning: What It Is and Why It is Necessary

On September 5, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Typically, when cleaning professionals, carpet cleaning technicians, and building owners and managers hear the word “sustainable” or “sustainability” in reference to cleaning, they think of the use of Green Cleaning solutions.  This is not entirely correct.  The key aspect of Green Cleaning solutions that makes them more sustainable is the fact that they are typically […]

Ways to Go Green at the ISSA Tradeshow

On September 5, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

More than 16,000 people from around the globe will be descending on Las Vegas for the annual ISSA Show North America, November 18-21. [If you haven’t registered for this important industry event, do it now at] The event schedule promises great educational sessions, meetings between vendors and buyers, introductions of exciting new products and […]

Seven U.S. Companies Top Fortune Magazine’s 2019 Sustainability All-Stars List

On September 5, 2019, in Items of Interest, News, by Ashkin Group

This year’s list included ten “Sustainability All-Stars,” seven of which are headquartered here in the U.S. Bloomington, IN –  Fortune Magazine has just released its 2019 list of “Change the World” companies. Fifty-two companies are selected each year, which have proven they are taking significant steps to reduce their impact on the environment.  This year’s […]

Stephen Ashkin Joins Project Green Schools’ Board of Directors

On August 24, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Boston, MA August 22, 2019—Project Green Schools today announced Stephen Ashkin as the newest member to join the organization’s Board of Directors. Recognized as the “Father of Green Cleaning” and leader of the Green Cleaning Movement, Stephen is a speaker and author with 38 years of experience in the professional cleaning industry and a leading […]

How to Save $17,000 on Waste Removal

On August 14, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Most ISSA member-distributors are familiar with ISSA’s DEAL program. The Distributor Efficiency Analytics & Learning program, in partnership with Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC, is, according to ISSA, “designed to help distributors reduce operating costs and be more profitable.” ISSA adds that the DEAL program can help distributors reduce facility and fleet operating costs up to […]

News Release: New LEED Version Needs Industry Impute

On August 13, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

This is an opportune time “for our industry voices to be heard regarding several LEED-related issues.” Channel Islands, CA – The U.S. Green Building Council is now soliciting feedback regarding the next version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The goal is to strengthen the program so it continues to serve […]

Excerpts: Climate Change Threatens World Food Supplies

On August 8, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The New York Times – Thursday, August 8, 2019 The summary was released Thursday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an international group of scientists convened by the United Nations that pulls together a wide range of existing research to help governments understand climate change and make policy decisions. The I.P.C.C. is writing a […]

Glossary of Terms Often Used to Deny Climate Change and the Reasons for It

On August 6, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Climate change skeptic. This is someone who has heard or read the research, but questions it in one or more ways Climate change denier. Someone who denies that climate change is real or accepts the premise, but denies human activities cause it Climate change contrarian. Often a prominent person in science, politics, or industry, a […]

Wow! What a Summit

On July 23, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

In this edition of DestinationGreen, I’m happy to present a brief summary of the Green Sports Alliance’s (GSA) annual members’ Summit and how you can get involved with an exciting new GSA event to be held at the ISSA Convention in November. Also as a result of last month’s newsletter, I would like to thank […]

Addressing the Rebound Effect

On July 18, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Don’t Let Saving More Turn into Using More Today, as more jansan and facility management organizations operate more sustainability, some are experiencing what is known as the “rebound effect.” “When organizations adopt sustainability initiatives, they often find their operating costs go down,” says Katrina Saucier, with Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC., a technology that helps organizations […]

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