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York schools honored for ‘green cleaning’ methods

Congratulations to Zak Harding and the York School Department for this award.

Sustainable cleaning reaps rewards
July 05, 2010

YORK, Maine — The York School Department custodial department was recently awarded a Green Difference Award by Project Green Schools for the year 2010.

The award was presented to school department Facilities Director Zak Harding at the Project Green Schools annual Green Difference Awards event at the Genzyme Center in Cambridge, Mass.

York schools were one of three districts presented the award for Excellence in Green Cleaning. Harding was presented the award by Robin Organ, founder and executive director of Project Green Schools.

Project Green Schools is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization that focuses on improving the health of schools and students by offering education programs to youths on green principles and promoting responsible environmental stewardship to children. Schools that practice green cleaning practices can make a large impact on the overall health of students and staff, and help reduce absenteeism through the creation of a healthier and safer educational environment.

Note that while becoming greener, the custodial operation also became more efficient, “reducing supply costs by more than 20 percent in the past year.”

Read the rest of the Seacoastonline.com article.

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