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Green Cleaning Resources

Green Cleaning Network

The Green Cleaning Network is a nonprofit clearinghouse dedicated to sharing information, stimulating discussion and educating the marketplace in order to accelerate the adoption of Green Cleaning for the benefit of human health and the environment. The site has sections for news, a discussion forum, links to green cleaning resources and a FAQ section.

Greening Schools

Greening Schools is a joint project between the Illinois EPA and WMRC. This section of the website has links to manuals and handbooks concerning green maintenance and operations.

Green Seal®

Founded in 1989, Green Seal provides science-based, environmental certification standards that are credible, transparent, and essential in an increasingly educated and competitive marketplace. Green Seal certification standards help manufacturers, purchasers and end users make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life.

Illinois Green Cleaning Schools Act

This Act, passed in 2007, requires the use of environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products in all Illinois public and non-public elementary and secondary schools. Although it doesn't apply specifically to HCC, the College has chosen to use green cleaning products as part of larger sustainability issues.