Meet the Winners

Meet the Winners

The Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities recognizes schools with innovative programs that protect health and the environment while galvanizing the community around green cleaning. There are two categories of winners, K-12 and Higher Education, each with its own Honorable Mention, Silver and Grand Awards.

Each year, our winners impress us with their innovative approaches to green cleaning and teach us even more about the opportunities for sustainable and health-minded cleaning in schools. Read about their programs by clicking on the links below.

2018 Winners

K-12 Districts
Grand Winner: Wellesley (MA)
Silver Winner: Davis County (UT)
Honorable Mention: Virginia Beach (VA)

Higher Education Winners
Gold Winner: Grand Valley (MI)
Silver Winner: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)
Honorable Mention: Miami Dade (FL)

Stay tuned for profiles of each winning program!

2017 Winners

K-12 Districts
Grand Winner: Lake Washington School District (WA) Read More!
Silver Winner: Elk Grove Unified School District (CA) Read More!
Honorable Mention: Baldwin Union Free School District (NY)

Higher Education Winners
Grand Winner: Western Michigan University (MI) Read More!
Silver Winner: University of Michigan (MI) Read More!
Honorable Mention, Best New Program: Folsom Lake College (CA)

2015 Winners

K-12 Winners
Clarke County School District (Georgia) Grand Award Read More!
Blount County Schools (Tennessee) Honorable Mention Read More!

Higher Education Winners
Georgia Institute of Technology Grand Award Read More!
North Carolina State University Silver Award Read More!
Montgomery College (Maryland) Honorable Mention Read More!
Northwestern University (Illinois) Honorable Mention Read More!
Texas Tech University, Housing Honorable Mention Read More!
University of California, Irvine Honorable Mention Read More!
University of Tennessee Honorable Mention Read More!

2014 Winners

K-12 Winners
Blue Valley School District, KS: First Place Read more!
Clarke County School District, GA, Honorable Mention: New Program Read more!
Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA, Honorable Mention: Sustainability Read more!

Higher Education Winners
University of Michigan, MI, Plant Building & Ground Services, First Place Read more!
Stony Brook University, NY, Honorable Mention: Evaluation Read more!
University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN, Honorable Mention: Sustainability
University of Washington, WA, Grand Award: Green Cleaning Excellence Read more!

2013 Winners

K-12 Winners
Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, VA: Grand Award Read more!
Rolla Public Schools, Rolla, MO: Silver Award
The Willow School, Gladstone, NJ: Honorable Mention Read more!
Parkway School District, Chesterfield, MO: Honorable Mention Read more!

Higher Education Winners
University of Rochester–River Campus and School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY: Grand Award
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI: Silver Award Read more!
University of Wisconsin–Madison, Division of Housing, Madison, WI: Silver Award Read more!
University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA:Best New Program Read more!
Valencia College, Orlando, FL: Honorable Mention