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About the Green Cleaning Award

Created in conjunction with the Green Cleaning Network and Healthy Schools Campaign, American School & University's Green Cleaning Award recognizes education institutions for their healthy and sustainable approaches to cleaning to protect health without harming the environment.


The 2018 Green Cleaning Awards are now closed. For reference (and preparation for the 2019 GCAs) you can:


2018 Green Cleaning Award Winners 

As we celebrate Earth Day this month, we are proud to present the winners of the ninth annual Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities as exemplary stewards of the environment.

In this awards program, created in conjunction with the Green Cleaning Network and Healthy Schools Campaign, an expert jury of green cleaning professionals chose six education institutions whose green cleaning programs went above and beyond just using green products to protect health without harming the environment.

The jury named one Grand Award winner, one Silver winner, and one Honorable Mention in the K-12/School Districts category. One Grand Award winner, one Silver Award winner and one Honorable Mention were chosen in the Higher Education category.

Judging criteria were based on the comprehensiveness and quality of the program, and how well each education institution followed the steps as outlined in the second edition of The Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools.

This year's winners show how much one education institution, district or campus can accomplish—and how it can improve in measurable ways.


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Current and Past Green Cleaning Award Winners

2018 Green Cleaning Award Winners

2018 K-12/School District Winners

  • Grand Award: Wellesley Public Schools, Wellesley, Mass.
  • Silver Award: Davis School District, Farmington, Utah
  • Honorable Mention: Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach, Va.

2018 Higher Education Winners

  • Grand Award: Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Mich.
  • Silver Award: Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Honorable Mention: Miami Dade College, Miami


2017 Green Cleaning Award Winners

2017 K-12/School District Winners

2017 Higher Education Winners


No Green Cleaning Award issued in 2016


2015 Green Cleaning Award Winners

2015 K-12/School District Winners

2015 Higher Education Winners


2014 Green Cleaning Award Winners

2014 K-12/School District Winners

2014 Higher Education Winners


2013 Green Cleaning Award Winners

2013 K-12/School Districts Winners

2013 Higher Education Winners


2012 Green Cleaning Award Winners

2012 K-12/School Districts Winners

2012 Higher Education Winners


2011 Green Cleaning Award Winners

2011 K-12/School Districts Winners

2011 College/University Winners


2010 Green Cleaning Award Winners