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Meet the Woman Helping to Create a World-Class Building Environment

Olivia Claus, Manager of Custodial Services for Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) in Maryland,  is one of seven members recently appointed to ourGreen Clean Schools Leadership Council. The Green Clean Schools Leadership Council brings together award-winning school facility managers to provide up-to-date guidance to us here at Healthy Schools Campaign on new developments in […]

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Congratulations to the 2014 Green Cleaning Award Winners!

Last year was an impressive year for the Green Cleaning Award. We read through so many wonderful applications from schools that are doing really exciting things with their green cleaning programs. It was the best year we’ve ever had for both applicants and winners. That makes us inspired about the future of green cleaning in […]

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An Evolving Marketplace: Certifications for new Technologies

The marketplace is evolving. That’s the refrain we hear again and again in green cleaning. It’s tough enough to keep up with the latest technologies, but add to that the task of deciphering whether or not their “green claims” really are worth their merit, and it can become overwhelming. That’s why we’re pleased to learn […]

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Launching the Green Clean Schools Leadership Council

Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Green Clean Schools Leadership Council, a new group that brings together award-winning school facility managers to provide innovative and practical green cleaning guidance to schools across the country. The Council will provide up-to-date guidance to us here at HSC on new developments in green cleaning. Council […]

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Happy Global Handwashing Day!

Use these fun ideas to celebrate Global Handwashing Day—and make your school safer and healthier in the process. Each year, more than 164 million school days are lost due to illness. With flu season descending upon us, our best defense is, and always will be, proper handwashing. If every person at your school—teachers, staff, students, […]

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Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities Webinar Registration Now Open

The Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities webinar provides an insider’s look at the Green Cleaning Award. The annual award—the first of its kind in the nation—is presented by American School & University magazine, HSC and the Green Cleaning Network. Awards are granted to schools with environmentally minded programs and the ability to galvanize […]

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June 17: Making the Financial Case for Green Cleaning

On Tuesday, June 17th at 1 pm CDT, “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 will share proven money-saving strategies. You’ll learn about products and procedures that really do […]

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Guest Blog: Earth Day, Time to Party

Ten years ago when HSC’s President and CEO Rochelle Davis met Steve Ashkin on an airplane, little did we know how much that meeting could lead to changes in how schools clean across the country. Steve has been an environmental leader for over 24 years, and shortly after that meeting, became the primary author of […]

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Silver Nanotechnology Might Be Hot, but is it Healthy?

Recently, the Chicago Tribune published an article that calls into question the sustainability and health risks associated with silver nanotechnology. What’s so important about this article is that it finally asks the question that I’ve wanted answered for years: What are the chronic effects of exposure to products that use nanosilver to kill bacteria? What […]

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Green Cleaning Gets National Attention in Influential CDC Report

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2012 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) now includes a chapter on the physical school environment—specifically discussing green cleaning—for the first time ever. Over the years we’ve watched green cleaning grow from a niche practice to an environmental buzzword, steadily gaining recognition for the […]

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