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Presenting the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges COVID Resource Center

In the 2020-21 school year, facility managers at schools and colleges across the country have more responsibility—and more attention—than ever before. For years, we have known that our custodial teams are the protectors and ambassadors of public health educational facilities far and wide. But now, more than ever before, that role is in the spotlight. […]

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How to Safely Clean and Disinfect Your Educational Facility for COVID-19

Schools across the United States are open for in-person learning, and students and staff are returning to indoor environments that have been transformed by COVID-19. We’ve heard from facility managers at these institutions, and many are wondering how they can disinfect their buildings for coronavirus while also limiting exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Students, staff […]

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Honoring the Custodial Workers Who Keep our Schools Healthy

This blog was originally published on the Green Seal website. Right now, 15 states and 2 U.S. territories have ordered or recommended school building closures for the rest of the academic year due to concerns with the rapid spread of COVID-19. These closures have disrupted the formal education of approximately 55 million students across U.S. public and […]

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How to Safely Disinfect for Coronavirus

This blog was originally published on the Green Seal website. Here at Green Seal, we understand that there is a lot of concern about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This is an emerging and rapidly changing situation, and Green Seal relies on the CDC for updated information as it becomes available. CLEAN, THEN DISINFECT According to […]

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Green Clean Schools Is Becoming Healthy, Green Schools & Colleges

For over a decade, Healthy Schools Campaign’s (HSC) Green Clean Schools program has been changing the way schools clean, with great benefits for students, staff and the environment. This multifaceted program has helped schools clean better, smarter and safer.  Now, HSC is partnering with Green Seal to create the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program. […]

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Reflecting on an Exemplary Career in Green Cleaning Leadership

Keith Webb, Executive Director of Plant Services at Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) in Newport News, Va., has been a member of our Green Clean Schools Steering Committee for more than five years, but he has been leading the green cleaning movement for two decades. After a career spent building an award-winning green cleaning program […]

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Bringing Green Cleaning to the Forefront in Miami

Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus serves 32,000 students across a little more than 2 million square feet of buildings, including the Miami Culinary Institute, Miami Animation Gaming International Complex, and the Miami Fashion Institute. This urban campus has won the 2018 Green Cleaning Award’s Honorable Mention for its ability to work with the entire school […]

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A Vast Majority of Schools and Universities Are Implementing Green Cleaning

Cleaning programs are a critical part of school and university efforts to provide students and staff with the opportunity to learn and work in a healthy, safe place. In order to better understand what schools are doing and determine the type of resources and tools schools need, we partnered with ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry […]

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How We Grew the Green Cleaning Movement in 2018

This was an exciting year for our Green Clean Schools program as we considered our progress, highlighted current leaders and thought about the future of the movement. We Recognized Leading Programs The Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities recognizes schools with innovative programs that protect health and the environment while galvanizing the community around […]

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This Young Green Cleaning Program Is Making Bold Choices + Big Impact

Simple green program choices can make huge impact on health, the environment and budgets, and one school district in Utah is proving just that. The four-year-old green cleaning program at Davis School District in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah, has successfully reduced the use of chemicals, reinvested tens of thousands of dollars a […]

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