BUY SMARTER WITH GREEN SEAL®
School procurement officers have a choice when they buy school products. Smart leaders look for the Green Seal® Mark.
States and counties across the U.S. have legislation and guidelines that mandate the purchase of third-party certified environmentally preferable products and services. Nearly half of U.S. states and thousands of universities, colleges, school districts, and healthcare facilities specify Green Seal as a trusted resource for environmentally preferable purchasing.
CERTIFY YOUR SCHOOL’S CLEANING PROGRAM
Schools, colleges, and universities with Green Seal-certified cleaning programs lead the nation in placing the health of students and staff first. Our Cleaning Services Standard (GS-42) helps your school custodial staff pioneer cutting-edge, science-based cleaning practices that demonstrate genuine sustainability leadership.
GS-42 certification for our in-house custodial operation marked a major milestone in our progress towards a more sustainable campus at Harvard.
Jeffrey Smith, Director, Facilities Maintenance Operations
We’ve now raised the bar by protecting the health of our students and faculty, and by providing our staff with the knowledge and hands-on skills they need
Olivia Claus, Manager, Office of Custodial Services
Howard County Public School System
Green Seal’s Environmental Leadership Standards are a roadmap to healthier, greener schools. They define Green Seal certification requirements and recommendations for frequently-used categories such as floor care, general purpose cleaners, paints, and cleaning programs. Our standards are used each day by thousands of purchasers including health-conscious facility managers, school boards, universities, daycare facilities, and PTAs.
Find more information and tools for greening your schools with the following resources:
- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
- Healthy Schools Network
- A Toolkit for Action: Addressing the Health-Related Causes of Chronic Absenteeism, Healthy Schools Campaign
- Breathing Easier School Districts Make the Switch to Certified Green Cleaning Products [PDF], Regional Asthma Management and Prevention
- Green Purchasing Guides, US EPA