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Green Factoid

Every minute of every day, the U.S. loses two acres of agricultural land to development, up to 1.2 million acres per year.

 

Source:

American Farmland Trust


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Green Cleaning

The MU Custodial Staff has taken the following steps toward greener cleaning:

 

  • Introduced proportioning dispensers that control dilution rates and maximizes effectiveness of chemicals, and minimizes effects on the environment.
  • Introduced foaming soap, shower soap and instant hand sanitizer, that reduces by up to 30 percent the amount of these chemicals that go down the drain.
  • Now using walk-off mats in entry ways, which means less dirt entering buildings and less need for chemicals to clean buildings.
  • Now using automatic “all-surface” cleaners for locker room cleaning that allow cleaning without the user having to touch contaminated surfaces.
  • Introduced all purpose scrubber that cleans all floor surfaces and uses less chemical to clean surfaces, with the added benefit of the user not having to touch contaminated surfaces.
  • Now using canister vacuums that clean with ultra low noise levels and use HEPA filtration systems to trap small dust particles.
  • Virtually eliminated the use of all aerosol products.
  • All paper products have been changed to “Green Seal” products.
  • Now using “Pro2 xit,” a green cleaning product to replace several harsher products.
  • Now using Murphy oil soap, which is environmentally friendly, to replace other less friendly cleaning products.
  • Using environmentally friendly Gym Handy to clean gym floor.
  • Using Green Seal floor wax & stripper.
  • Introduced Flat Micro-Fiber mopping system that uses less cleaning chemicals than traditional mopping systems.
  • Using micro-fiber cleaning rags that use less chemicals and better control dust.
  • Now using micro-fiber dusters that minimize dust in the air and chemical usage.
  • In process of replacing paper towel dispensers with hands free dispensers, that control usage and allows user to not touch contaminated surface.