Green Cleaning Award Winner in Northern California Epitomizes Continuous Improvement

At Western Michigan, Green Cleaning Is About Taking Care of Staff

The cleaning program at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., includes a few big-impact practices that have greatly reduced the university’s environmental footprint and made the indoor environment healthier. In addition to these sustainable steps, the program has implemented new procedures that are engaging staff and improving worker morale—added bonuses that are going a long

Congrats to Lake Washington School District!

Lake Washington School District, located in Redmond, Wash. (a suburb of Seattle), has taken its green cleaning program to incredible heights through innovative approaches to environmentalism, engagement and cleaning. We are so thrilled to share the story of their innovation, and wish them a hearty congratulations on their Grand win! Lake Washington is the third

Congratulations to the 2017 Green Cleaning Award Winners

Thank you to all who applied for the 2017 Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities! We always look forward to reviewing your applications. Your applications left us feeling inspired about the future of the green cleaning movement. This year we heard from schools and universities from nearly every region of the country, all clearly

A Green Cleaning Engagement Strategy that Looks Beyond the Community

In a new series of blogs, we’re highlighting inspiring stories about the ways that schools and universities across the country are using engagement to strengthen their green cleaning and environmental initiatives. We recently talked to Leadership Council member and host of the 2017 Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute Merv Brewer, assistant director of the Salt

Engage Your Green Cleaning Staff with a System of Connection

In a new series of blogs, we’re highlighting inspiring stories about the ways that schools and universities across the country are using engagement to strengthen their green cleaning and environmental initiatives. We recently talked to Leadership Council member and staff engagement advocate Gene Woodard, director of the building services department at the University of Washington

The University of Tennessee: Where Efficiency Meets Environmentalism

The green cleaning program at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville has been leading the way since 2006. Over the past 10 years, the school has continued to expand its square footage through a series of construction projects, but the custodial department hasn’t missed a beat in keeping up its commitment to environmentally responsible, efficient cleaning.

Northwestern University: Where Green Cleaning Meets the Color Blue

Northwestern University is a unique Green Cleaning Award applicant and winner because its custodial operations are outsourced to Aramark. The contract began in September 2012, and the cleaning contractor has been able to make significant improvements to the university’s green cleaning program. Congratulations to Northwestern University and Aramark for working together to make campus a

More Certification, Less Chemicals at Montgomery College

At Montgomery College, a public, open admissions community college in Maryland, 2015 was the year that their campuses earned a well-deserved recognition for sustainable, healthy and green cleaning practices and programs. Congratulations to the 2015 Green Cleaning Award Honorable Mention in Higher Education, Montgomery College! “Our goal with the green cleaning program was to create