Back in Februrary, the Green Clean Schools Act was passed by the U.S. Senate (see article), making Illinois the second state in the country — New York was the first — to potentially require the use of green-certified cleaning prouducts in all state schools. Earlier this month, the bill sailed through the House to become a law that would require schools to implement more green cleaning practices.

Come May 9th, all schools in the state must comply with the "Guidelies." These Guidelines are designed to give Illinois schools clear direction in purchasing and using green cleaning products as well as implementing a green cleaning program, as required by the Act.

For specific information and a breakdown of the Guidelines, click here.
Click here to read about the Illinois Green Schools Workshop.
To read more from the local perspective, click here for reports from in Dixon, Ill.