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Mar 23, 2017

Green Cleaning: Earth Day Education

Earth Day is a great day to showcase green cleaning....More
Dec 01, 2016

Green Cleaning: Getting Ready for Winter 

Don’t hibernate. Prepare your custodial staff for the rigors of winter....More
Sep 01, 2016

Green Cleaning: Disinfectant Fool’s Gold 

Criteria for selecting a suitable disinfectant for schools and universities....More
Aug 01, 2016

Green Cleaning: A Green Slate 

Creating the right expectations for the new school year....More
Jun 01, 2016

Green Cleaning: Learning on the Job 

Use creative methods to train custodians to reduce energy and water consumption....More
May 01, 2016

Green Cleaning: A Sustainable Summer 

Tips for conducting a green summer break school cleaning....More
Mar 01, 2016

Green Cleaning: Leading the Charge 

The most effective cleaning departments have one thing in common: strong leaders....More
Feb 01, 2016

Green Cleaning: Roll Reversal 

How effective cleaning, or lack thereof, can affect attendance....More
Jan 01, 2016

Green Cleaning: New Year’s Resolutions 

Tips for making your school cleaner and greener in 2016....More
Dec 01, 2015

Green Cleaning: Ways of the Winners 

What can be learned from the Green Cleaning Awards....More
Sep 01, 2015

Green Cleaning: Handbook to Health

Ideas for creating cleaner, healthier schools....More
Jun 01, 2015

Green Cleaning: Winning Work

Take advantage of two great opportunities for recognition....More
May 01, 2015

Green Cleaning: Apple Care

Introducing the Center for Green Schools and the Green Apple Day of Service....More
Apr 01, 2015

Green Cleaning: Earth Day Drill

Earth Day programs should extend beyond recycling....More
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

Stephen Ashkin

Ashkin is executive director of the Green Cleaning Network, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization.
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Commentary and analysis on sustainability issues in education, including green design and green cleaning.

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