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Oct 16, 2014

Houghton College expects solar installation to nearly half energy costs

A 2.5-megawatt solar installation is underway at Houghton College in western New York....More
Sep 18, 2014

Thousands of U.S. schools now have solar installations1

Recent research found that about 450 districts could potentially save more than $1 million over 30 years with a solar photovoltaic system....More
Mar 17, 2014

Solar canopy could save district $2 million1

A Massachusetts school district expects to save about $2 million over two decades with a solar canopy, with about $100,000 of those energy savings....More
Mar 14, 2014

Students ban campus water bottle sales

The students banned sales after a 2012 student initiative found that selling bottled water was a “unsustainable practice”....More
Feb 01, 2014

Green Cleaning: Cleaning With Water

New technologies are changing the green-cleaning game....More
Jan 16, 2014

8 to 12 buildings in line for solar panels at University of California, Merced

The rooftop panels would supplement an already existing solar field south of campus....More
Jan 14, 2014

Science facility at University of Oregon is LEED platinum

The Lewis Integrative Science Building is the first facility on campus to achieve highest LEED rating....More
Jan 05, 2014

Carlsbad, Calif., high school earns praise for environmentally friendly design

Sage Creek High opened in August as district's 2nd high school....More
Jan 01, 2014

Green Cleaning: Taking out the Trash

The future of “green” paper and plastic liners....More
Dec 17, 2013

University is using graduation gowns made from plastic bottles

Gowns used at Western Carolina University ceremony will keep 12,000 plastic bottles out of landfills....More
Dec 16, 2013

Middle school in Yarmouth, Mass., will get solar array1

Zoning board approves plans to install 1,200-foot-long solar array at Mattacheese Middle School....More
Dec 16, 2013

Renovation receives LEED gold at Bradley University

Project expands Westlake Hall to six times its previous size....More
Dec 11, 2013

Compostable plates are first step for Urban School Food Alliance

Six of the largest urban districts have joined forces to pursue sustainable practices in food services....More
Dec 01, 2013

Green Cleaning: Winning Green

Lessons learned from this year’s Green Cleaning Awards....More

Stephen Ashkin

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