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How Baby Steps Led this Giant to Green Cleaning Excellence

For a school district as huge as Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS), making the switch to green cleaning was a Herculean task. In any school system, getting buy-in from administrators, teachers, staff and board members can mean red tape, pushback and delays. And this school district has 96 buildings, 70,000 students and 10.6 million […]

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This Is Where to Start to Learn About Green Cleaning

We know how overwhelming starting a green cleaning program can seem at first: There’s so much to think about, so many products on the market and so many considerations to make. And the web often makes that even more overwhelming, with differing opinions, misleading product claims and confusing messages. That’s where our new and improved […]

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The Surprising Culprit Polluting Our Nation’s Classrooms

The products that we bring into our schools — from cleaning chemicals to flooring materials to computers — really matter. We’ve stressed the importance of reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and helping the environment with cleaning purchases, but this rule can, and should, be applied to every purchasing decision your school makes. Some of the […]

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Green Clean Schools 2015 webinar schedule released

Our 2015 webinar schedule is now available. Participants may register for free to attend any and all of these discussions. Each webinar will explore the importance of green cleaning from a health and environmental perspective through an in-depth panel discussion with time for questions from participants at the end. Webinars are designed to be helpful […]

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Apply for the 2015 Green Cleaning Award Now

The Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities recognizes and honors schools with outstanding green cleaning programs. If your school has a green cleaning program, this award is an excellent opportunity to showcase its benefits, reward committed staff members and galvanize your community. Visit American School & University magazine’s website to download the application and […]

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Communication is Key to a Solid Pest Management Strategy

Teachers are an important part of keeping schools pest free, but pest management usually isn’t a part of a teacher’s professional training. For that reason, educating teachers — and other school staff — about how they can help keep critters out of our schools is key to any good integrated pest management (IPM) program, says […]

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AS&U: A Source for Schools to Learn and Grow

At Healthy Schools Campaign we believe that information is the key to growth. It’s especially important for schools to have access to information about what other schools in the country are doing when it comes to facilities, operations and maintenance. American School & University is an in-depth source for all that information and more. From […]

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Teaching the Teachers How to Clean for Health

Earlier this year, the National Education Association (NEA) released a cleaning and disinfecting video series. The series includes five short, engaging videos designed to help educators, administrators and other support people learn more about cleaning for health. The topics range from the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, to choosing the right products, to handling […]

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Schools Are an Important Part of the Fight Against Superbugs

Antibiotics are a fundamental part of modern medicine — necessary to treat all sorts of conditions from the mundane sore throat to life-threatening illnesses. However, the overuse of these drugs in animal agriculture and human medicine is leading to a crisis where bacteria are becoming less and less treatable with drugs currently on the market. […]

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Meet the Grassroots Green Cleaning Leader Who Doesn’t Shy From a Challenge

We are thrilled to welcome Tommy Little, Georgia Tech’s Manager of Building Services, to our Green Clean Schools Leadership Council. Little has helped to build Georgia Tech’s award-winning program through patience, courage and a philosophy built on healthful cleaning principles. Under Little, Georgia Tech’s program earned the 2007 Green Cleaning Award Honorable Mention and continues […]

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