“Green” Winter Floor Care

If you are a steadfast believer in the Farmer’s Almanac, get ready now for the coming winter. According to the 2018 Canadian Farmer’s Almanac, here is what you can expect: “Anticipate a return to a colder, more normal winter from Quebec east into the Maritimes, with many locations experiencing above-normal precipitation. From the Great Lakes going east across Quebec, and into the Maritimes, snowier-than-normal conditions are expected. Winter temps should also be 1–2°C below normal over the eastern two-thirds of the [...]

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Benefits of Healthy Indoor Air Quality

Study indicates the benefits of healthy indoor air quality in improving cognitive functioning by reducing VOCs and CO2.   A study published in 2015 from Harvard University about the benefit of healthy indoor air quality appears to say it all. According to the study, “people who work in well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide have significantly higher cognitive functioning scores—in such crucial areas as responding to a crisis or developing strategy—than those that work in [...]

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Focusing on Indoor Air Quality

School administrators have known for years that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can have a negative impact on the health and performance of students, teachers, and all other staff. And, according to the Asthma Initiative of Michigan (AIM), which is designed to help educate parents, teachers, and school administrators about the negative impacts of poor IAQ, one of the many triggers of asthma, especially for children, is the cleaning solutions normally used to maintain schools. Cleaning chemicals—traditional as well as [...]

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Keeping Restaurants Clean and Healthy

Keeping Restaurants Clean and Healthy Using Sustainable Products Food safety is a restaurant owner’s first priority as it enables the business to function according to the Restaurant Food and Safety Inspection Standards and preserves the health and safety of customers. However, food safety and a clean, healthy environment is not solely beneficial for the customer. Improving the indoor environment by using environmentally preferable solutions, or green chemicals, has benefits for the restaurant itself. Becoming familiar with how switching to green [...]

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Keeping Educational Facilities Healthy

Educational facilities operate for youths across all ages, from toddlers and children in elementary school, to the teenagers and young adults in high school and university. There are many objectives when implementing a cleaning program in educational facilities such as improving the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for all students, staff and any other persons that use the space. Other goals include reducing the rates of absenteeism from infection or viruses that are spread within an educational facility, and to [...]

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Go Green! Use Ecofont!

Cultural awareness of the environmental impact humans have has become extremely prevalent in our society with new programs and innovative undertakings constantly changing our lives to help the world become greener. Ironically, in the ‘digital age’ we still consume enormous amounts of mashed up, bleached tree pulp, most of which gets used once or twice and then tossed or recycled. Environment Canada has stated that “paper and paper products accounts for more than one third of all Canada’s waste” [...]

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Canada’s Environment Week

Canada’s Environment week is taking place from June 1st to 7th with the theme “Strengthening our Environment Today for Tomorrow”. It is composed of individual days dedicated to call others to action on certain areas of the environment. These specific days include Clean Air Day and World Oceans Day. The goal is for grass roots organizations to run activities that inform the public in order to preserve, protect, and restore our environment. In the spirit of creating a better tomorrow, [...]

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What is Earth Day?

April 22nd marks the 45th annual Earth Day the first of which significantly changed the way global citizens related to the environment. The first Earth Day was followed by environmental laws including Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and many more. The Earth Day Network strive to “inform and energize populations so they will act to secure a healthy future for themselves and their children”. Essentially, Earth Day strives to bring awareness to individuals all over the world about the [...]

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The Importance of Clean

Maintaining a Clean Environment is Vital There’s a reason why every generation is subjected to the same dreaded “clean your room” maternal slogan: cleanliness matters! In fact, maintaining a clean environment is vital to ensuring full productivity, health, safety, sustainability, reputation, and overall success in all aspects of our lives. Pre-assessment A great place to start when evaluating your buildings cleanliness is to take proactive strategies and use methods that provide an accurate evaluation of the level of cleanliness in your [...]

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