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
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
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
One thing we learned about K-12 school districts in the first half of the 2020-21 school year is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to pandemic schooling. Districts across the nation have chosen different methods for opening instruction amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, from fully remote plans, to hybrid schedules, to in-person learning, and a little
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.
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
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
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
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.
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