Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 when twenty million Americans took action to demonstrate against the serious health impacts of years of industrial development. Fifty years later, more than a billion people around the world participate making Earth Day the world’s largest environmental movement.
As with most recent events, Earth Day 2021 looks a little different. Organizations like EARTHDAY.ORG are moving celebrations online by hosting digital summits. Participating in virtual events is a great way to learn more about environmental responsibility both in your home and at work.
Did you know that some of the most common cleaning products used to clean your commercial space could have negative impacts on employees, clientele and the environment? Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to perform a review of your office cleaning methods to ensure you’re making sustainable choices. Here are some tips to help start a green office cleaning program.
Go Green with Cleaning Products
At Jani-King, it’s our goal to provide clients and Franchise Owners with safe and eco-friendly cleaning products. When choosing cleaning chemicals, look for the EcoLogo certification. This helps identify products that have been independently certified to meet strict environmental standards.
Myth: Green Products Don’t Kill Germs.
With an increased focus on cleaning and disinfecting, you may believe harsh chemicals are the only way to kill germs. This is not true. Health Canada has approved EcoLogo certified products like VERT-2-GO Saber for use against COVID-19. Disinfectants can be powerful without harmful chemicals, you just have to look.
Take Action to Protect the Planet
Feeling inspired? Implementing what you learn on Earth Day, every day, helps drive positive action for the planet. Contact Jani-King to learn more about our green office cleaning services.