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Green Cleaning for Your Institution
An Introductory Workshop
December 12th : 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sustainable Big Bend Green Living Center, Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Alliance for Healthy Indoor Environments (FAHIE) has organized a day long crash course in institutional green cleaning programs. (Click here to register).

This workshop will feature presentations and discussions on:
  • How to set up a green cleaning program.
  • How to know which cleaners are green or healthier.
  • Ways to choose effective and cost effective green cleaning products.
  • Finding and using green disinfectants.
  • Cleaning effectively to protect children and staff from asthma triggers and infectious disease.
  • Identifying good contracting requirements for green cleaning.
  • Monitoring and maintaining a green cleaning program.
Come with your questions or just to learn how green cleaning programs might work for you. Participants will have an opportunity to connect, share experiences and opportunities, and develop relationships that will support green initiatives.

Several national experts will join us to share their experiences, including:

Tolle Graham from the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Health and Safety will share how to improve worker health and safety through green operation and maintenance policies and practices.
Allan Wakefield, a facilities director who has developed and run the green cleaning program for a school district for over ten years, will share how to switching to green cleaners and tips for working with janitorial staff to make the program a success.
David Holley from The Ashkin Group, to discuss key elements to consider when seeking bids on green cleaning products and services, as well as collaborative purchasing agreements.

Invited: Anyone involved in with the custodial/maintenance programs or who would like to bring more information back to their school, agency or government office (ie. facilities managers, health professionals, parents, environmental advocates, institutional purchasers, from government, schools, universities, etc.).

Space is limited, so please register early.

Registration Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2007 Registration fee of $15 ($20 on-site) includes coffee and lunch.



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