Governor Quinn has, according to Ashkin, played a leadership role by promoting healthy and sustainable schools for several years, the release noted.
Representative May also received an Ashkin Group Green Cleaning Champion award for her work to champion the Illinois Green Clean Schools Act through the legislative process
, the release added.
Ashkin said: "Over the years, the EPA has developed numerous programs to help identify more environmentally preferable products and improve schools and other buildings. They have helped create a foundation for green cleaning throughout the country. The contribution these people have made, protecting the health of children, is unparalleled. They are worthy recipients and without question, Green Cleaning Champions. We thank them for their commitment and all they have done and accomplished."