In 2007, a partnership between Colorado College and Sodexo led to a campus-wide green cleaning conversion that won the 2008 Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities and is now presented throughout the nation as a model example. The almost cost-neutral conversion means students and maintenance personnel are exposed to fewer chemical, biological and particle contaminants which adversely impact air quality, health, building HVAC equipment, and the environment.
A college campus, more than most environments, requires fail-safe cleaning processes. At the Thursday, June 24 ?Green? Bag Lunch-n-Learn Sodexo employee Thomas Allen, who manages the Colorado College program, will share how they?re using both standard chemistry and modern technology to make the switch without compromising hygiene or cleanliness.
The lunch-n-learn runs over the noon lunch hour, from 12:11 to 12: 49 p.m., at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada, in Suite 102. Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation. Those who come have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from recycled City banners.
Green cleaning is one way for building managers to make their facilities healthier and safer for employees, while contributing to the overall environment by reducing the amount chemicals released during manufacturing and cleaning processes. Green and environmentally sustainable cleaning are also recognized by LEED® as point-earning strategies for maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts. Lessons learned can also be applied at home.
Each month, the City Green Team sponsors a lunch-n-learn topic on environmental issues. Questions? Contact City of Colorado Springs Sustainability Coordinator Carrie McCausland, 719-385-CSGN (2746) or firstname.lastname@example.org.