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July 9, 2013

Stephen Ashkin Appointed to Board of Green Sports Alliance
Making Sporting Events Greener

BLOOMINGTON, IN — Stephen Ashkin, Executive Director of the Green Cleaning Network, President of The Ashkin Group, and CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC, has been recently appointed to the board of directors of the Portland-based Green Sports Alliance.

The Green Sports Alliance, which began in 2010, is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help sports teams, venues, and leagues enhance their environmental performance.

Currently, the alliance includes more than 170 sports teams, such as the New York Jets, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Milwaukie Brewers, as well as sporting arenas and facilities serving 15 different sports leagues.

“The Green Sports Alliance is a unique organization,” says Ashkin. “They have brought together a number of key people and organizations along with environmentalists to exchange information and [help] address [the] Green and sustainable challenge faced by the entire sporting community.”

The information gathered from this collaboration is available to Alliance members so they can gain a better understanding of how sporting events can be conducted in a more environmentally sensitive manner.

Along with being unique, Ashkin also believes the organization will likely become a powerful promoter of environmental awareness in coming years.

“When scientists discuss concerns about the environment, often their thoughts reach just a few people,” says Ashkin.

“But when major sports figures or organizations in the Alliance discuss the same issues, they can reach a far larger audience and have considerably more impact. That is why I am proud to be on the board of this organization.”

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About Stephen Ashkin and The Ashkin Group
Stephen P. Ashkin is president of The Ashkin Group, a consulting firm specializing in Greening the cleaning industry, and CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools, which offers a cloud-based dashboard that allows organizations to measure, report and improve their sustainability efforts. He is also coauthor of both The Business of Green Cleaning and Green Cleaning for Dummies.
Ashkin has worked in the cleaning industry since 1981 and has held senior management positions in leading consumer and commercial product companies. He began his work on Green Cleaning in 1990 and today is thought of as the "father of Green cleaning". For more information, visit