Webinar Archive

Webinar Archives


October 2020 COVID-19 Webinar Series

Our Committee members provided updates and shared their reopening success stories, biggest challenges and provided real-time answers to audience questions.

June 2020 COVID-19 Webinar Series

Our Committee members shared the lessons they’ve learned in preparing to reopen and operate school facilities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2020 COVID-19 Webinar Series

Our Committee members shared the lessons they’ve learned in responding to COVID-19 and answered questions to help the school facility community benefit from their experiences.


Participatory Ergonomics & Taking Care of Your Green Cleaning Team

May 30, 2019 12-1 p.m. Central Time

At The University of Washington, an innovative participatory ergonomics program has led to better cleaning outcomes, greatly reduced injury, reduced turnover and absenteeism among staff and a culture of engagement in the university’s award-winning green cleaning program. This webinar looks at some of the key features of this program. Speakers include:

  • Gene Woodard, Director of the Building Services Dept., The University of Washington
  • Tracey Mosier, Safety Manager, The University of Washington
  • Dr. Debra Milek, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is a board certified physician and medical director at the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic and the Center of Occupational Health Education at Harborview and UW Campus Preventive Health

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Learn From the Leaders: Green Cleaning Is a Journey

Get to know the newest members of our Green Clean Schools Steering Committee. These green cleaning leaders will talk about what led them to green cleaning, their biggest wins and their biggest challenges.

Speakers include:

  • Tony Almeida, Manager, Custodial Services, Elk Grove Unified School District, Elk Grove, California
  • Shawna Cragun, Director of Custodial Services, Davis School District, Davis County, Utah
  • Christopher K Raines, Custodial Receiving Supervisor, Folsom Lake Community College, Folsom, California
  • Aaron Uresti, Assistant Director of Custodial & Housekeeping Services, Facilities Services, University of California, Riverside, California

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Learn From the Leaders: Wellesley Public Schools

This webinar features an overview of Wellesley’s green cleaning program, focusing on team cleaning and the use of on-site generation technology. You’ll hear from two members of Wellesley’s award-winning program as well as an expert on the use of on-site generation technology. Speakers include:

  • Michael Andersen, Custodial Service Manager, Wellesley Facilities Management Department
  • Antonio Vassiliadis, Custodial Supervisor, Wellesley High School
  • Jeff Johnson, Director of Marketing and Product Management for Orbio Technologies, a Tennant Company Group

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Learn From the Leaders: Grand Valley State University

This webinar features Facility Supervisor Ed Wierzbicki talking about the green cleaning program at Grand Valley State University, which won the 2018 Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities. Highlighting the standout components of his program, he focuses on the school’s campus wide methodology for custodial closet organization utilizing LEAN Principles and the implementation of chemical-free technology for floor care. Wierzbicki is joined by industry experts Renae Hesselink and Mike Steers from Nichols Paper and Supply, who take a deeper dive into these innovative best practices.

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Women in Green Cleaning Webinar features some of the most inspiring and hard-working women leading the field of green cleaning right now. Each woman discusses her own career in the traditionally male-dominated cleaning industry, offering advice for how to overcome the unique challenges of the different areas in the field. Panelists also discuss their reasons for supporting the green cleaning movement. Download the slides.


Learn from the Leaders: Community Engagement in Higher Education features presentations from Jackie Kimbler and Melanie Tatum at Texas Tech University and Aaron Uresti at the University of California, Irvine. This webinar will showcase the innovative green cleaning programs at both of these Green Cleaning Award-winning universities, with special attention to their ability to galvanize their students, schools and larger community around health and sustainability.

Learn from the Leaders: Program Assessment and Continuous Improvement features two Green Clean Schools Leadership Council members and leaders of 2015 Green Cleaning Award winning schools, Kimberly Thomas at Clarke County School District in Georgia and Tommy Little at Georgia Tech. This webinar showcases the green cleaning programs at both of these Grand Award winning programs, examines the progress each program has made over the years and discusses methods used for program assessment including the Green Cleaning Award process. Download the slides.


You can access past webinars online at any time via the links below.

Floor Care in your Green Cleaning Program explores effective strategies for green floor care, including flooring selection, cleaning and stripping product choices. We highlighted details from an award-winning cleaning program on how one school reduced its chemical exposures and created a sustainable and effective maintenance program—a program that improved student health and saved the district money. See the presenter slides here.

Engineered Water: Cleaning without Chemicals? takes a look at new devices that generate cleaning solutions on-site, potentially reducing transportation, packaging and costs for schools. Experts discussed the latest technology, how it works, what it does, and the trends in facilities adopting this type of equipment. See the presenter slides here.

The Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities answers all your questions about the award. We talked to award judges, industry experts and even shared insider’s tips from the staff at HSC. This webinar also discusses the history of the award and why it’s so important today. See the presenter slides here.

Infection Control in a Green Cleaning Program explores how schools can control infections within a green clean program. The webinar featured two school districts and an expert from Kimberly-Clark. See the presenter slides here.


The Dollars and Cents: Making the Financial Case for Green Cleaning takes an in-depth look at the financial benefits of green cleaning. Our panel of school administrators, green cleaning experts and HSC leaders shared proven money-saving strategies and discussed products and procedures that really do save money in the long run, and those that don’t.

Learn from the Leaders features the winners of the 2013 Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities. These industry leaders explain their innovative, award-winning green cleaning programs, share lessons they learned along the way and provide helpful tips to help you get started on your own green cleaning program.

New Technology and Green Cleaning takes you behind the green cleaning scenes, discussing all of the latest technology from the user’s perspective. Building engineers and technology experts who have reviewed the newest green cleaning products on the market talk about how these technologies work and how much they will cost—and save—you.