Monthly Archives: May 2016

ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2016: Unleashing The Industry’s Potential

In keeping with its theme, ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America and ISSA Convention, October 25-28, 2016, at McCormick Place, South Hall, in Chicago, IL, USA, are designed to help visitors unleash their “Untamed Potential.”


Education & Training Re-Imagined
For starters, attendees will find a completely revamped educational schedule, featuring more than 60 seminars, hands-on training workshops, and networking events focused on the industry’s hottest topics and newest trends. During four days of valuable education, showgoers will have more content and format options than ever, allowing for smaller, intimate experiences. In addition to traditional seminar settings, this year’s schedule includes:

  • Deeper dives: In-depth seminars on hot topics, such as infection control
  • Flash sessions: Two, 15-minute sessions in a 30-minute block of concentrated information, including leadership, management, and hiring tips
  • Ask the Experts: Panel discussions where attendees design the content based on their burning issues
  • Workshops: Half- and full-day hands-on opportunities to learn skills, such as floor and restroom care, customer service, supervisor, and auditing, many of which include certification.

More Special Events
Further strengthening the opportunities to learn and network at the 2016 show are several new events being held in conjunction with ISSA/INTERCLEAN:

  • Green Sports Alliance Chicago’s Greener Cleaning workshop, Thursday, October 27: Venue operators and partners will gather to learn, share, and discuss how sports facilities can reduce the health and environmental threats associated with cleaning.
  • Green Clean Schools Forum, presented by ISSA and the Healthy Schools Campaign, Tuesday-Wednesday, October 25-26: Focused on pressing topics related to green cleaning for the education sector, this event includes workshops, networking opportunities, and a guided tour of the show floor.

For more information on ISSA/INTERCLEAN and ISSA Convention, visit www.issa.com/show.

Stanford Student-Athletes Kick Off “SCORE” Initiative to Offset Team Air Travel Emissions

The Stanford Athletic Department boasts 36 varsity sports teams and over 900 student-athletes. These teams travel all over the country to compete at the highest levels of collegiate competition, but doing so comes at a cost. Flights around the country result in significant greenhouse gas emissions and contribute greatly to Stanford’s off-campus carbon footprint.

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In order to address this problem, SCORE – Stanford Carbon Offsets to Reduce Emissions – was created as a joint initiative of Students for a Sustainable Stanford (SSS) and Cardinal Council, in close partnership with Stanford Students Environmental Consulting (SSEC). Since winter 2015, students and student-athletes have been working on the SCORE program that will “neutralize” all emissions associated with Stanford varsity team air travel through purchase of carbon offsets. The SCORE initiative will kick off this spring by offsetting all of last year’s (2015) team air travel emissions – thus resulting in a net neutral carbon footprint for varsity team air travel.

SCORE will expand the conversation regarding climate change and climate responsibility to the realm of athletics. From a practical standpoint, publicity will be important in helping to ensure future support for this program, and ideally to inspire environmentally responsible action in other collegiate and professional athletic programs.

Learn more.

Contact: Emma Fisher, emmaphf@stanford.edu, (630) 825-8261


NHL Sustainability Infographic: Green Initiatives in Hockey

The NHL has released an info graphic that takes a look at how the NHL and their fans are making strides to protect the environment.

See the full NHL Sustainability Infographic: Green Initiatives in Hockey

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