The goal of our housekeeping program is to maintain a truly healthy learning environment. Our focus is on cleaning for health, not just appearance.
All of our contracted cleaning staff receive training on green cleaning prior to and during their employment. They use energy-efficient equipment selected to have less environmental impact—low moisture processes, quieter operation, higher filtration, and lower emissions.
Our cleaning service provider uses Green Seal Certified cleaning products. Our paper products are also Green Seal Certified, including 100% recycled paper towels and toilet tissues.
Recycling allows us to reduce our burdens on the environment as a result of both solid waste disposal and the extraction of the natural raw materials. We recycle mixed paper, cardboard, cans, glass, and type 1 (PETE) and 2 (HDPE) plastics.
Additionally, we use a solar-powered trash compactor on our Wisconsin Avenue campus that operates on 100% solar energy. While its footprint is the same as an ordinary trash receptacle, its capacity is five times greater. This increased capacity reduces collection trips and can cut fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions.