Founder and Executive Director, Green Cleaning Network, Bloomington, Ind.
Steve is a writer, speaker and advocate of green-cleaning issues. He is the author of Green Cleaning for Dummies, The Business of Green Cleaning and The Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools. He also writes a monthly column for American School & University magazine. Steve was recognized as a 2006 Excellence Award Winner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for his work to protect children from environmental threats. He has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 1994 and serves on the core committee for LEED for Existing Buildings and the corresponding committee for LEED for Schools.
Deputy Director, Healthy Schools Campaign, Chicago
As deputy director of the Healthy Schools Campaign, Mark was instrumental in bringing the Green Clean Schools Act to Illinois, now the second state in the nation to require green cleaning in schools. Mark has a strong background working on indoor air quality issues, with five years at the American Lung Association of Eastern Missouri as Director of Environmental Programs. At the association, Mark directed statewide environmental health education campaigns and policy initiatives. He also was instrumental in developing The Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools.
Founding Executive Director, Healthy Schools Campaign, Chicago
Rochelle directs the Healthy Schools Campaign's effort to promote green cleaning in schools, which includes the national distribution of The Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools and passage of legislation requiring green cleaning in schools. She also served as the principal investigator for the Partnership to Reduce Disparities in Asthma and Obesity in Latino Schools, where she works closely with community organizing for environmental justice around children's health disparities. She is a member of the EPA's committee for the Protection of Children's Health and a founding member of the Green Cleaning Network. In addition to judging AS&U's 2008 and 2009 Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities, she also was a judge for Health Magazine's Healthiest Schools Contest.