“Healthy school environments are inherently important to children’s health and academic success. Problems such as exposure to hazardous chemicals, toxic building materials and mold negatively affect children’s ability to consistently attend school and learn,” says Garrett Gerst, Sr. Marketing Manager – Facility Supplies for Unisource. “The Healthy Schools Campaign works to improve environmental health in schools through a variety of initiatives, including green cleaning, high-performing schools and indoor air quality.”
The Healthy School Campaign publishes The Quick and Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools as a resource guide designed to demystify green cleaning for the school audience. This publication contains approachable, digestible information that school nurses, teachers, parents, administrators and other school stakeholders can take to their school board to support the implementation of green cleaning programs. The guide also contains a variety of content covering everything from why green cleaning is important to choosing green products, and includes a Featured Products database and a Distributors Center allowing school administrators to locate sources of green cleaning products
Unisource has been a sponsor of the guide since the publication of the first edition in 2006. Since then, the group has distributed more than 100,000 hard copies of the guide and had more than 115,000 visits to their website, greencleanschools.org. In addition, the guide is supported by the Green Cleaning quarterly newsletter, which is sent to more than 5,000 subscribers. The guide has also helped the Healthy Schools Campaign support advocates in states across the country push for green clean legislation.
About Unisource Worldwide, Inc.
Unisource Worldwide, Inc., headquartered in Norcross, Ga. is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States and offers a comprehensive suite of customer solutions – including engineered design capabilities, eBusiness technologies, logistics expertise, paper brokerage services, and environmentally-responsible options. The company also markets a full line of commercial printing and business imaging papers, packaging materials and systems, and facility supplies and equipment. With more than 4,000 Team Members located worldwide throughout business units in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia; and a fleet of “Big Red” trucks based at approximately 90 locations across North America, Unisource is the company that provides Customer Solutions in a Global Market. Unisource can be found online at www.unisourceworldwide.com.
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