The Green Cleaning Award winners for 2013 have been announced, and the 2014 applications will be available soon.
We'd like to offer a hearty congratulations to the Green Cleaning Award winners for 2013! In the K-12 school district category, the winners include :
Grand Award: Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Va.
Silver Award: Rolla Public Schools, Rolla, Mo.
In the higher education category, the winners are:
o Best New Program Award: University of California Irvine
Honorable Mention: Valencia College, Orlando, Fla.
The Selection Process
A panel of expert green-cleaning professionals chose these schools from 21 applicants because they went above and beyond standard green cleaning practices. These programs took green cleaning to the next level, focusing on protecting the health of all who enter their buildings—without harming the environment.
In addition, the 2013 winners were selected based on the ability to galvanize their school communities in the green cleaning process. Each school showed a deep commitment to the idea that all students, faculty and staff deserve a healthy place to learn and work. These winners have innovative programs that utilize healthy and sustainable methods, exciting new technologies and excellent training practices.
The Green Cleaning Award is presented annually by Healthy Schools Campaign, American School & University magazine and the Green Cleaning Network. Winners are judged based on the five simple steps to green cleaning outlined in HSC's Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools.
2014 Applications Available Soon!
Applications for the 2014 will available soon. For more information check out the American School & University website. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to spotlight your school's green cleaning program. Learn more about 2013 eligibility, the application process and judging criteria here. We look forward to learning about your green cleaning program!
Plus: Get a head start on the 2014 Green Cleaning Award! Check out HSC's updated Quick + Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools.