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Green Cleaning Glossary: Know Your Terms

Do you ever find yourself feeling confused or overwhelmed when it comes to green cleaning?  Learn the following terms to help yourself become a green expert! Certification: Process in which a company has a third party (usually non-profit) assess their … Continue reading

How to Clean Like the Pros

Below are 7 simple steps to follow in order to achieve a professional level clean! 1)      Devise a Plan:  Before you begin any cleaning job it is important to have a plan of action.  Do you have the appropriate cleaning … Continue reading

Cleaner & Greener Schools

If school facilities affect learning, why do so many schools have a dated approach to the cleaning of their buildings? Through the implementation of green cleaning, schools have the opportunity to directly influence the health and safety of their students … Continue reading

Are You Affected by Sick Building Syndrome?

Have you ever felt like you were quite literally allergic to work?  If you answered yes, you may be the victim of Sick Building Syndrome.  In certain situations unknown stimuli causes occupants of specific buildings to experience an allergic-like reaction … Continue reading

The Benefits of HEPA Filters: Fact or Fiction?

Invented in WWII, High Efficiency Particulate Air filters were used in laboratories to prevent harmful radioactive particles from escaping.  Commonly known as HEPA filters, these can be found in not just air filtration systems but also in vacuum cleaners.  The … Continue reading

What Makes a Product “Green”?

There is no clear-cut, definitive way to determine whether or not a product is green; however there are certain aspects to consider.  Typically ecofriendly items are ones that use less energy, are from recycled materials, and come with less packaging.  … Continue reading

How to Clean With Borax

With powers to brighten and whiten, borax is a great ingredient for green cleaning recipes. Now that we know what borax is and how it cleans, what’s next? For starters, it is always a good idea to remember to use … Continue reading

How to Clean the Germiest Spot in the Office

As it is one of the dirtiest places in the office, the keyboard is a tricky mechanism to clean.  If you let the dirt and debris remain in the cracks of your keyboard for too long you may wind up … Continue reading

Natural Cleaning: The Power of Borax

When it comes to at-home natural cleaners, vinegar and baking soda seem to be the two star players.  What many do not know is that a lesser known player, borax, is key to successful environmentally-friendly at-home cleaning.  Unlike baking soda … Continue reading

Natural Cleaners Part I

Green cleaning is a practice that shouldn’t stop at the office, but should be done at home as well.  Certain commercial green cleaners can be expensive when purchasing for personal use.  There are many at home substitutes that you can … Continue reading