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Green Cleaning An Essential Step for a Green Campus Brad Stombock Environmental Specialist Pollution Prevention Program Florida Department of Environmental Protection The Florida Pollution Prevention (P2) Program Non-enforcement, voluntary program Goals of the P2 Program:

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green cleaning an essential step for a green campus

Green CleaningAn Essential Step for a Green Campus

Brad Stombock

Environmental Specialist

Pollution Prevention Program

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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the florida pollution prevention p2 program
The Florida Pollution Prevention (P2) Program
    • Non-enforcement, voluntary program
  • Goals of the P2 Program:
    • Eliminate or reduce the generation of pollution at the source
    • Minimize raw material consumption
      • Increase energy efficiencies
      • Decrease water usage
    • Less worker exposure
    • Go beyond regulatory compliance

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what we will cover
What We Will Cover:
  • Hazards of traditional cleaners
  • What is green cleaning
  • What to look for in green cleaners
  • Costs
  • How to start a green cleaning program
  • Case studies
  • Available resources

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cleaner usage in schools
Cleaner Usage in Schools
  • On average, custodians use 28 gallons of chemicals each year.
  • 25% of those chemicals are classified as hazardous chemicals.
  • 6% of custodians are injured every year by the chemicals they use.

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by the numbers
By the Numbers

1. 17,000: number of petrochemicals available for home use, only 30% of which have been tested for exposure to human health and the environment.

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by the numbers6
By the Numbers
  • 17,000: number of petrochemicals available for home use, only 30% of which have been tested for exposure to human health and the environment.
  • 63: the number of synthetic chemical products found in the average American home, translating to roughly 10 gallons of harmful chemicals.

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by the numbers7
By the Numbers
  • 17,000: number of petrochemicals available for home use, only 30% of which have been tested for exposure to human health and the environment.
  • 63: the number of synthetic chemical products found in the average American home, translating to roughly 10 gallons of harmful chemicals.
  • 100:the number of times higher indoor air pollution levels can be above outdoor air pollution levels.

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effects of traditional cleaners
Effects of Traditional Cleaners
  • Negative environmental and health impacts.
  • Increased health care, liability and insurance costs.
  • Increased absenteeism.

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what is green cleaning
What is Green Cleaning?
  • Selecting alternatives that reduce risks.
  • Cleaning that protects health without harming the environment.

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what to look for in green cleaners
What to Look For in Green Cleaners
  • Ingredient list
  • Non-toxic
  • Biodegradable
  • Phosphate free
  • Contains no dyes or bleach
  • Recyclable containers
  • Natural fragrances

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third party certifications
Third Party Certifications
  • Green Seal
  • Environmental Choice, aka EcoLogo
  • EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE)

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green cleaning systems
Green Cleaning Systems

Microfiber cloth and material:

  • Reduces water use and can hold up to seven times its weight in water.
  • Do not require conventional cleaners.
  • More effective in picking up dust and dirt.
  • Unlike cotton cloths, microfibers leave no lint or dust.

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why use green cleaners
Why Use Green Cleaners?
  • Reduce negativeenvironmental and health impacts.
  • Reduce liability, legal costs and insurance.
  • Reduce risks to children and staff.
  • Improve worker productivity.
  • Improve employee retention.

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according to the international sanitary supply association
According to the International Sanitary Supply Association
  • Green chemicals work.
  • Green products reduce workers’ compensation claims.
  • Productivity increases due to reduced toxic exposure.
  • Going green can increase your facility’s appeal to potential clients and contributors .

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the popularity of green cleaning is growing
The Popularity of Green Cleaning is Growing
  • Natural cleaning products sales have grown by 18-25% each year for the past five years.(Forbes.com)
  • U.S. sales of household green cleaning products are well over $300 million annually.(New York Times)
  • One green cleaning manufacturer reported a 140% increase in sales in 2006.(New York Times)

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implementing green cleaning on campus
Implementing Green Cleaning on Campus

Common Challenges

How to Start a Green Cleaning Program

Cost Analysis

Planning Phase

Implementation

Case Studies

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common challenges
Common Challenges
  • Fear of change.
  • Decision makers are busy people.
  • Different departments or groups have different agendas.
  • Bias surrounding cleaning.

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starting out
Starting Out…
  • Assess existing problem areas or challenges.
  • Realize that one size does not fit all.
  • Assess financial issues.
  • Get everyone on board.
  • Consider a pilot project in one building or portion of the campus.

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cost analysis
Cost Analysis
  • Make sure to consider:
    • Cost per application, not cost per volume.
    • Cost of safety equipment.
    • Cost of disposal.
    • Time spent cleaning.
  • Additional cost benefits of green cleaners:
    • Increased productivity.
    • Reduced absenteeism.
    • Reduced costs associated with injuries.

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planning phase of your green cleaning program
Planning Phase of Your Green Cleaning Program
  • Build the “Green Team.”
  • Gain commitment from leadership.
  • Conduct baseline surveys, analyze data.
  • Develop the plan.
  • Publicize “greening” plans and efforts.
  • Implement and track results.

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green team example
Green Team Example
  • Administrators
  • Professors
  • Custodial and maintenance staff
  • Student representatives
  • Health and Safety Officer

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implementation phase
Implementation Phase
  • Product and equipment procurement
    • Green cleaners
    • Recycled paper products
    • Microfiber mops
    • Entry mats
  • Procedures
    • Educate staff on proper use of new materials
    • Training

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next steps
Next Steps
  • Reduce fertilizer and pesticide use.
  • Audit maintenance shops for chemical use and storage.
  • Purchase 30% post-consumer content recycled paper supplies.
  • Use microfiber cleaning cloths and mops.
  • Install automatic paper towel and hand soap dispensers.

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case study 1
Case Study #1

http://www.stewardship.gatech.edu/greencleaning.php

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georgia tech
Georgia Tech
  • Green cleaning initiative started in 2004 with a Green Seal-certified, general purpose cleaner.
  • Reduced inventory from 25 traditional cleaning products to 5 green cleaners.
  • Purchasing policy – only green products.

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georgia tech27
Georgia Tech
  • Scrubbers use up to 70% less water and 90% less chemicals.
  • Water conserving washing machines.
    • 14 gallons vs. 28 gallons
  • Reduction in employee absentee rates.
  • 2007 Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities – Honorable Mention.

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case study 2
Harvard Green Campus InitiativeCase Study #2

www.greencampus.harvard.edu/greenclean/

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harvard s green campus initiative
Harvard’s Green Campus Initiative
  • Began a pilot program in 2004 in three different buildings and in four freshmen dorms.
    • Intensive research phase.
    • Testing of Green Seal certified products.
    • Education and outreach phase.

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harvard s green campus results
Harvard’s Green Campus Results
  • “The Green Cleaning Program has been a huge success…”
    • Reduced number of chemicals used from roughly 40 to 4.
    • Reported reduction in number of injuries and irritations.
  • Created a green cleaning product lending system.

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case study 3
Case Study #3

Bellingham School District

Bellingham, Washington

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bellingham school district results
Bellingham School District Results
  • Reduced from over 20 different products to 6.
  • 5% increase to cleaning budget.
  • EPA recognized the District’s efforts in October 2003 with an Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools (IAQ TfS) Excellence Award.

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resources
Resources

Websites for more information:

  • www.doi.gov/greening/sustain/clean.html
  • www.healthyschoolscampaign.org
  • www.greencleaningnetwork.org
  • www.ofee.gov/janitor/buildinginfo.asp /
  • www.greencleaningfordummies.com
  • http://asumag.com/green/greencleaningawards2007.pdf
  • www.green.ca.gov/EPP/building/cleaning

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final question
Final Question

Why keep using environmentally harmful, toxic cleaners when safer alternatives are readily available?

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questions
Questions?

Brad Stombock

Environmental Specialist

Florida Pollution Prevention Program

Phone: (850) 245 – 2116

Lawrence.Stombock@dep.state.fl.us

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