|Submission Date||Feb. 20, 2013|
UNCG was one of the first UNC campuses to fully embrace sustainable cleaning. A Green Cleaning "Campus Care" rollout was completed in 2008 through a partnership with Xpedx, Inc. The Facilities Services Manager and an Xpedx representative met with individuals from the Office of Safety, the Purchasing Office, and the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling to discuss incorporating Green Seal Products. Specifically, Facilities Services was interested in the Alpha HP product by Johnson Diversey (the first Green Seal Cleaning Product to be placed on NC State Contract), and the introduction of a new dispensing unit.
Once the various departments agreed to adopt these new products, Facilities Services supervisors were educated
on the new dispensing units, product use, and MSDS green cleaning processes, and were able to voice any concerns. Training for Facilities Services staff was also held to review the new dispensing units, the proper use of the Green Seal product, any safety issues, and the Healthy High Performance Green Cleaning Program. Follow-up meetings with supervisors were held to review concerns, mark progress and solve any problems.
This program has significantly reduced the amount of chemicals purchased that are not environmentally friendly.
Facilities Services strives to purchase and use chemicals that are environmentally friendly, adhering to Green
Seal standards whenever possible.
Information from Erick Gardner and Ada Baldwin, UNCG Facilities Services and Ed Keller, UNCG Housing and Residence Life Facilities Director.
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