Peterborough, ON, Canada – Algoma University, one of Canada’s most respected liberal arts universities located in Ontario, has just received a certification of accomplishment from Boreal Solutions, a JanSan distributor based in Ontario, recognizing the university’s commitment to becoming a Greener and more sustainable school.
Along with Boreal Solutions, the university has been working with Enviro-Solutions, a leading manufacturer of Green cleaning products. Together, the “team,” as they called themselves, has been testing and evaluating cleaning products that are proven safer for the university’s staff and students, are environmentally preferable, and also meet the performance needs of the school.
According to Mike Sawchuk, vice president and general manager of Enviro-Solutions, the goals of the university and the one-year project have been to not only transfer to Green cleaning and sustainability but adopt these measures as well:
§ Eliminate toxic and corrosive materials used to clean and maintain the campus
§ Improve energy efficiency
§ Reduce the amount of waste generated by the school
§ Transfer to only Green-certified cleaning products bearing either the GreenSeal® or EcoLogo™ label.
Selecting Green-certified products was a requirement because it guarantees that the products selected have been independently evaluated and proven to have less impact on users, building occupants, as well as the environment.
“One of the biggest and surprising achievements [in this process] is that the Green measures have resulted in no additional cost to the university,” notes Kevin Hemsworth, Divisional Director of External Relations for Algoma University. “In fact, we may even be saving money as a result of this team effort that [also] helps the school continue to be a leader in environmental stewardship.”
Enviro-Solutions is a leading manufacturer of environmentally preferable cleaning products. An ISO-9001 certified company, Enviro-Solutions was established in 1994 with very focused goals: To develop and market a superior line of environmentally preferable cleaning products and solutions. Using advanced technology, the company manufactures products that offer proven safety, health, and environment benefits without sacrificing product performance and are competitively in price.