Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities

Sponsored by American School & University, The Green Cleaning Network and the Healthy Schools Campaign. 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. Note that the Green Cleaning Awards will not be presented in 2016 and will next be awarded in Spring 2017. Submission information and documents can be found below.   2017 Awards A Word version of the 2017 application can be found here. Click here to read more on 2017 eligibility, judging criteria and the awards process.   2015 Green Cleaning Award Winners Schools and universities across the country can learn from this year’s winners of the eighth annual Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities competition.  In this awards program, an expert jury of green cleaning professionals chose nine 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 and one Honorable Mention in the K-12/School Districts category. One Grand Award winner, one Silver Award winner and five Honorable Mentions 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.   All About Green Visit American School & University's green section for the latest articles on green design, construction, products and more.   Current and Past Green Cleaning Award Winners


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GCA Honorable Mention (New Program) K-12/School Districts: Clarke County School District, Athens, Georgia

Dec. 1, 2014
The Clarke County School District (CCSD) Plant Services Department began its green cleaning initiative in the fall of 2011.
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GCA Honorable Mention (Evaluation) Higher Education: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

Dec. 1, 2014
The green cleaning program began in earnest at Stony Brook University’s west campus in 2007, and it wasn't long before all of the university’s custodial product purchases were...
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GCA Honorable Mention (Sustainability) K-12 School Districts: Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Dec. 1, 2014
Virginia Beach City Public Schools built the state’s first LEED-certified elementary school, but yet the staff was still using cleaning practices that did not match the environmental...
Grand Award K-12/School Districts: Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Virginia

2013 Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities winners

Dec. 12, 2013
See the winners of this year's Green Cleaning Awards.


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eBook: Green Schools Digest

Jan. 1, 2023
Learn the leading sustainability strategies being employed by education facilities across the U.S.