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CMU awarded Grand Award for green cleaning

November 29, 2011

MT. PLEASANT, MI — Being "green" means a big award for the cleaning crew at Central Michigan University (CMU), according to WNEM-TV.

CMU has been designated as a nationally recognized leader in green cleaning initiatives, the article stated.

According to the article, the university has received the "Grand Award" in the college/university category of the 2011 Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities, which is sponsored by American School & University magazine, the Green Cleaning Network and Healthy Schools Campaign.

The award recognizes educational institutions that have exemplary green-cleaning programs and practices among custodial staff, the article noted.

"We are overwhelmed and honored to receive this award," said Jay Kahn, CMU director of facilities operations.

"CMU is on the leading edge of sustainability initiatives among institutions of higher learning. This award speaks volumes for custodial operations here at CMU. It reflects our aggressiveness with regard to our use of cutting-edge technology in our cleaning operations, training of our staff and commitment to the environment," Kahn added.

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