Leadership Council

It’s Time to Lift Up Our Most Essential Workers: School Custodians

Our school custodians and facilities teams have always had the challenging job of cleaning up messes while protecting public health. During the pandemic, we have been asking school custodians to show up day in and day out to protect us all against COVID-19. We ask them to don PPE and enter classrooms where known cases […]

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A Virtual Trade Show for These Challenging Times

The Healthy Green Schools Track at ISSA Show North America Sessions Still Available to View Every year at the ISSA Show North America, Healthy Green Schools & Colleges offers programming specifically for managers of educational facilities that tackles the latest in sustainability, health and cleaning at schools and universities. This annual event is organized and […]

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Educational Facilities Managers Reflect on the Most Challenging Year

Steering Committee Members Share Lessons Learned from 2020 The educational facilities managers interviewed for this article have led their schools and universities through many tough times in the past, with a commitment to green and healthy cleaning that has led the field. But there has never been a year like 2020, where the global COVID-19 […]

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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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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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Meet Our Newest Green Clean Schools Steering Committee Members

The Green Clean Schools Steering Committee (formerly known as the GCS Leadership Council) is comprised of 12 dedicated facility managers from schools and universities across the country who work with award-winning, pioneering green cleaning programs. These on-the-ground green cleaning leaders have not only helped create healthier and safer educational facilities for their communities, but also […]

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Green Clean Schools Track at ISSA/INTERCLEAN Is Best Attended Green Clean Schools Event Yet!

Last month, our Green Clean Schools team and members of our Green Clean Schools Leadership Council headed to Las Vegas for the Green Clean Schools Track at ISSA/INTERCLEAN. ISSA/INTERCLEAN is the largest event in the cleaning industry, where manufacturers, end users and distributors all come together for educational seminars, a trade show and networking. This […]

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Building a Movement at the 2017 Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute

Our Green Clean Schools program is enjoying a busy summer season. We held our third Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute in beautiful Park City, Utah, July 13-14 and are now gearing up for our Green Clean Schools Track event at ISSA/INTERCLEAN to be held Sept. 11-12. More than 60 Leadership Institute participants spent two packed […]

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How to Make Your Case for Attending the Green Clean Schools Track at ISSA/INTERCLEAN

We often hear from members of our Leadership Council and other facility directors that it can be a challenge to get approval to attend valuable educational and development opportunities in the field. When it comes to ISSA/INTERCLEAN, the largest and most important event for the cleaning industry, most school facility directors who would benefit most […]

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A Green Cleaning Engagement Strategy that Looks Beyond the Community

In a new series of blogs, we’re highlighting inspiring stories about the ways that schools and universities across the country are using engagement to strengthen their green cleaning and environmental initiatives. We recently talked to Leadership Council member and host of the 2017 Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute Merv Brewer, assistant director of the Salt […]

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