Green Clean Schools

For nearly a decade, HSC’s Green Clean Schools program has been changing the way schools clean, with great benefits for students, staff and the environment. This multi-faceted program helps schools clean better, smarter and safer.

Why Green Cleaning?

From reducing carbon emissions to boosting test scores, green cleaning brings significant and tangible benefits. A well-designed green cleaning program will:

  • Help students stay healthy and learn
  • Protect the health of custodial staff
  • Increase the lifespan of facilities
  • Preserve the environment
  • Save money

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Our Impact

Over the last decade, HSC has emerged as a leader in the green clean schools movement, encouraging and supporting schools to adopt green cleaning programs. We have:

  • Shared our Quick + Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools with more than 200,000 users, from school custodians to parents, nurses, district leaders and others
  • Successfully advocated for green clean schools legislation in Illinois and supported legislative efforts in seven other states
  • Recognized leaders and innovators with a national green cleaning awards program presented with American School & University magazine and the Green Cleaning Network
  • Provided regular online educational programming for schools and industry
  • Developed a network of 25 leading stakeholder organizations including many national education organizations, to educate their members about green cleaning in schools
  • Supported the Green Cleaning Network as a Founding Board Member
  • Engaged with policymakers to incorporate green cleaning into national education and environmental programs
  • Launched the first national Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit to galvanize a community to change the way schools clean
  • Convened the Green Clean Schools Leadership Council, which brings together the nation’s top school cleaning professionals to promote best practices, create mentorship opportunities and pave the way for other schools to go green. is HSC’s online home for all things green cleaning, including easy-to-access tools and resources to help you start or enhance a green cleaning program in your school. Popular resources include our 5 Steps to Green Cleaning in Schools, an annual webinar series and a directory of featured green cleaning products and services.

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We’re grateful for the generous support of our Green Clean Schools sponsors, companies that are industry leaders in the manufacture and distribution of green cleaning products and services.

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Sara Porter
Vice President of External Affairs