The North Winneshiek School district is taking steps to comply with new state legislation which requires school districts and community colleges to begin using environmentally safe products by July 1st of 2012.
The so-called "Green Cleaning" legislation is aimed at reducing indoor air pollution by using less-toxic cleaning chemicals and equipment that is more effective at capturing particulate matter.
Green cleaning products work by relying on cleaning chemicals that do not contain many of the highly toxic chemicals that are common in cleaning products. They also employ advanced technologies such as microfiber dust mops that are more effective at gathering dirt, soil, and other particulate matter. By utilizing safer cleaning chemicals and modern equipment, green cleaning releases fewer harmful particulates and toxic substances into the environment.
The North Winneshiek School District will deplete their existing cleaning and maintenance supply stocks and implement the new requirements in the procurement cycle for the following year.