Green Cleaning Spotlight: Blackhawk Intermediate School, Beaver Falls, Pa.

May 03, 2010

Congratulations to Blackhawk Intermediate School!

In the Green Cleaning Awards sponsored by  HSC, the Green Cleaning Network and American School & University
magazine, the school earned the School District Grand Award for green cleaning.

Blackhawk Intermediate School made the switch to green cleaning by thoroughly testing Grean Seal-certified products that begin as concentrates and are then mixed with water. Custodians also began using microfiber cleaning cloths and better cleaning equipment. A battery-operated scrubber replaced regular damp mops in many areas, and carpets are maintained on a bi-monthly schedule using dry extraction techniques. They've also started using an efficient team-cleaning strategy and they've made strides toward green floor finish — or eliminating floor finishings altogether. Outdoors, new wildflowers and clover are creating a beautiful natural habitat for students to enjoy.

Read more in American School & University magazine!

To learn more about green cleaning, check out HSC's Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools, available free online at