Green Schools

Green Cleaning: Leading the Charge


The most effective cleaning departments have one thing in common: strong leaders.

Every school department has its share of challenges. This is certainly true in the cleaning department, given that it is so dependent on staff. Working with the Healthy Schools Campaign and its Leadership Council has highlighted some of the attributes of what makes for a great cleaning department. While organizing, budgeting and knowledge of cleaning are critical skills, the factor that truly stands out is leadership. Great leadership in this case is very different from simply being the ...

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What's Green Schools?

Commentary and analysis on sustainability issues in education, including green design and green cleaning.


Stephen Ashkin

Ashkin is executive director of the Green Cleaning Network, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization.
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