Spotlight on Innovative Facilities Projects for the 21-22 School Year

Spotlight on Innovative Facilities Projects for the 21-22 School Year

As the 2021-22 school year is underway, we wanted to highlight some of the innovative programs being undertaken by inventive facilities teams in K-12 school buildings and universities across the country. After almost two years of pandemic-related disruptions that have caused school facilities teams to adapt to shifts in building use and infection prevention strategies,

Steering Committee Member Merv Brewer Remains Dedicated to Family, Healthy Schools in Retirement

We first met Mervin (Merv) Brewer when he helped the Salt Lake City School District earn the Green Cleaning Award Honorable Mention in 2011 when he was assistant custodial supervisor. He went on to become an integral part of the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Program as one of our founding steering committee members, bringing

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 (and all the school custodians who helped ceremonies happen safely)!

As we wrap up the second graduation season of the pandemic, it’s safe to say that ceremonies still don’t quite look the way they used to. From socially distanced stadium staging to car parades, the new face of graduation ceremonies have facilities teams working overtime to ensure compliance and safety for students and their families.

A National Standard for Healthy School Facilities – Call for Public Comment

By Sara Porter   The pandemic has made creating healthy school environments an urgent national priority and brought to light the serious under-investment in school facilities nationwide.   But the fact is, even before the pandemic, nearly half of U.S. schools reported indoor air quality problems that put the health of students and staff at

How to Spend Stimulus Money for Cleaning Supplies + Training at Your School or University

On December 21, 2020, Congress passed a COVID-19 relief bill that included $82 billion in funding for schools and universities to assist with reopening. This funding will remain available to schools through September 30, 2022. The bill that provides this funding specifically lists investments in cleaning programs that will help schools prevent infection outbreaks and

Congratulations to Green Cleaning Pioneer Shawna Cragun on a Well-Deserved Promotion

Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Steering Committee member Shawna Cragun recently accepted the position of Director of Transportation at Davis County School District in Utah. Shawna Cragun served on our Steering Committee for the past three years while she was Director of Custodial Services at the same district. An environmental pioneer who loves a challenge,