According to an article on, green cleaning is defined as "cleaning to protect health without harming the environment." Green programs have proven to promote health, safety and social consciousness, and include the use of environmentally friendly janitorial products and equipment.

The reports confirm that cleaning programs geared toward the overall greening goal play a vital role in creating a healthier environment. Studies have shown that school attendance among students and teachers is up and both math and reading scores have increased. It was determined that these new statistics are due in part to the implementation of green cleaning and indoor air quality programs many schools have taken on.

According to the article, the cleanliness of schools is also an important aspect of school environments. Not only do clean schools lower the threat of the spread of illness, but it conveys a caring message to everyone who enters the schools.

To learn more about these various reports done on green cleaning in schools, click here. The article also provides tips on how to implement various green initiatives into schools.