Green Cleaning for Schools

Green cleaning is a critical component of a healthy school environment. Custodial services often involve the use of many chemicals, some of which are toxic to humans and school site ecology. Making simple changes in cleaning techniques and product choices, such as minimizing the use of harsh cleaners, solvent-based cleaners or cleaners with strong fragrances (which can exacerbate asthma symptoms) and switching to environmentally friendly cleaning products, can go a long way to protecting and improving the health of students, staff and the school environment. Learn more about implementing a green cleaning plan to protect custodial staff, students, teachers, and the natural environment.

Tip: Also visit our National & State Green School Programs page to learn more about local and national Green School programs and resources to help you improve the health & sustainability of your school!

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