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Breathing Is Easy at Blue Valley

Overland Park, KS, has been ranked among the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” by Bloomberg Business and “America’s 10 Best Places to Grow Up” by U.S. News & World Report. The sprawling Kansas City suburb boasts excellent schools, low crime rates and access to many outdoor activities. But for parents in Blue Valley School […]

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Steve Ashkin: A Trusted Partner, Invaluable Resource and Loyal Friend

It all started with a chance meeting on an airplane. Thirteen years ago, Steve Ashkin, known to many as the father of green cleaning, happened to be seated next to Healthy Schools Campaign President and CEO, Rochelle Davis on a flight to Chicago. At the time, Healthy Schools Campaign was a scrappy upstart, making inroads […]

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Three-time GCA Grand Award Winner University of Washington Leads the Way

The University of Washington in Seattle has done it again. For the third year, they’ve won the Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Grand Award! What’s so impressive about this school is how they keep pushing themselves to do even better with their green cleaning program. This university is a true role model for […]

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The EPA Has Made it Easier for Schools to Make Safer Choices

The EPA just made it easier for schools to make safer choices about the products they use to clean. For the past 15 years, the EPA’s label for safer chemical products has been known as Design for the Environment (DfE). Products receiving that label were those “designed for the environment and recognized for safer chemistry,” […]

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This Trusted HSC Partner Is Changing The Way the World Views Cleaning

When it comes to getting the word out about the importance of green cleaning in schools, we rely on many of our partners for guidance. One of those partners is ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association. By supporting our educational summits and talks for facility managers, helping us to enact legislative changes regarding green cleaning […]

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HSC Announces First-Ever Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit

Every year, as we review the applicants to the Green Cleaning Award, we’re blown away by the innovative things schools are doing with their green cleaning programs. And so we started wondering what it would be like if we could get leaders from these schools together in one place to discuss their efforts, tackle common […]

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For This Leader, There’s No Other Way to Clean Than Green

Gene Woodard, Director of the Building Services Department at the University of Washington in Seattle, is one of seven members recently appointed to our Green 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 HSC on new developments in green […]

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Award Winner, Clarke County School District, Leaves No Nook Uncleaned

The way Kimberly Thomas, executive director, Plant Services & Custodial at Clarke County School District (CCSD), sees it, her custodial staff members are on the front line of health. “They see and touch and feel everything that’s going on in the schools,” she says. “Of course the custodial staff wants to make sure the school […]

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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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