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New Steps in Transforming School Cleaning
Healthy Green Schools & Colleges (formerly Green Clean Schools) changes the way schools are cleaned—with benefits for students, staff and the environment.
Green Clean Schools Is Now Healthy, Green Schools & Colleges
Pioneering advocacy organization Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) and global eco-certification nonprofit Green Seal have partnered to create a verifiable program for healthy and sustainable facilities management, procurement and practices for schools and universities nationwide.
Combining the success of HSC’s Green Clean Schools program with Green Seal’s technical and certification expertise, the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program will provide facility managers and staff with verifiable standards, education, tools and resources to accelerate the uptake of practices that promote healthier and more sustainable school environments.
Strong History, New Partnership + Opportunities
Healthy Green Schools & Colleges (HGSC) is excited to continue to work with ISSA to promote green cleaning to the education sector. Building on 12 years of promoting green cleaning in schools, this work will focus on establishing a vibrant network of high-performing school facility managers. At the heart of this program is our Steering Committee, made up of the top school facility directors in the country. With their expertise and support, we are building a strong peer-to-peer professional network and engaging thousands of facility directors in green facility management practices. We believe this will move the needle on how schools are managed and operated to protect both human health and the environment.
Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Education Track at the ISSA Show North America
HGSC is working with ISSA to bring school facility operators to the ISSA Show North America in Chicago in October 2020. Attendees will take part in a multi-day program to guide them through the show and connect them with green cleaning products and practices. The education track includes sessions on the most pressing topics related to green cleaning in schools and a personal tour of the show floor, where attendees meet sponsor companies leading the market in sustainability.
Healthygreenschools.org is the place for all things green clean schools. The updated and expanded content reflects current trends in green facilities management practices and puts practical tools and resources for school decision-makers front and center. Easy-to-access resources include the 5 Steps to Green Cleaning in Schools (in both video and downloadable PDF format), Green Cleaning in Food Service Programs, Disinfecting in a Green Cleaning Program and more. The site is easier to use, easier to access and more comprehensive than ever before, with powerful tools for parents, teachers, administrators and cleaning professionals alike.
Make Schools Greener for All—Support Healthy Green Schools & Colleges!
Sponsor Levels + Benefits
We invite you to join us in the exciting next phase of our green facilities management work as a sponsor of Healthy Green Schools & Colleges. In addition to receiving the benefits outlined below, sponsors align their brand with this successful campaign, which is helping transform the green market for schools and will reach a wide variety of school decision-makers and influencers. Below are details for a one-year sponsorship commitment (October 2020 to September 2021). Contact Ida Kuruvilla via email or at (312) 854-1953 to learn more.
Building on the work of HSC and Green Seal, HGSC is a leader in the green clean schools movement, encouraging and supporting schools to adopt green cleaning programs. We have:
- Passed green clean schools legislation in Illinois and supported legislative efforts in seven other states
- Run a national green cleaning awards program, recognizing schools and universities across the country with outstanding green cleaning programs
- Provided regular online educational programming for schools and industry
- Developed an extensive network of leading stakeholder organizations including many national education organizations, to educate their members about green cleaning in schools
- Supported Green Cleaning Network as a Founding Board Member
- Engaged with policymakers to incorporate green cleaning into national education and environmental programs
- Helped more than 175,000 individuals use the Quick + Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools, a comprehensive toolkit for schools