The Minneapolis Convention Center cleaning staff says that it just makes sense to use green cleaning chemicals because they are not only good for the earth, they are easy on the staff. According to reports on, 90 percent of the chemicals used at the convention center are green certified. Although they are proud of that achievement, the custodial crew hopes to make that 100 percent by early next year.

Because of the successes the green cleaning program has achieved, city leaders are not looking at adopting the policy at other city buildings in the area. "We'll be standardizing all of our training and product lines across the city. All of our cleaning supplies will be Green Seal certified," said Greg Goeke, Minneapolis property services acting director.

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