Mar 26, 2007

House Passes Green Clean Schools Act

The Green Clean Schools Act, HB 895, is closer to becoming a state law. The House today voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill, by a vote of 88-26.
This vote represents a victory for the bill's diverse coalition of supporters that includes school nurses, educators, environmental leaders, cleaning professionals, union leaders and other medical professionals.

"Green cleaning is a smart, easy, cost-effective step to improving health in schools," 
The products are cost comparable and equally effective to conventional cleaning products. The act allows exemption from green cleaning for schools demonstrating that an environmentally sensitive cleaning program would cost more than traditional cleaning.

Full details and bill status updates: (from  By Laura B.