Keen on green: CT schools getting greener by the minute
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 08:16
The legislature has proposed that only green cleaning products be used in all Connecticut schools.
According to Keen on Green, there is no legal definition for green cleaning. But ConnFESS (The CT Foundation for Environmentally Safe Schools) has defined it as “a 21st century approach to facility maintenance that uses cost-effective cleaning products and practices that protect human health and the environment. Cleaning products containing the least toxic compounds are utilized in combination with advanced technology and equipment that provide superior methods for removing dirt, soil and particulates found in indoor environments.”
Green cleaning has already been implemented in state buildings and vocational/state run schools. Using green clean methods is healthier for students because they are not ingesting harmful chemicals. The practice also saves money for schools and helps the planet. These three aspects add up to a cleaner, greener, happier, keen-on-green Connecticut!
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