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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
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

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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