home green home (house cleaning)

The Seventh Generation newsletter recently shared this news about a new healthy house-cleaning service:

We recently launched a new and innovative partnership to help you maintain a clean and healthy home called Home Green Home. We are working with our good friends at Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security (WAGES) to launch an environmentally-friendly residential cleaning service in San Francisco. WAGES’ mission is to build worker-owned green businesses that create healthy, dignified jobs for low-income women. It’s a model that literally transforms the lives of these women, moving them from poverty to business ownership. It’s not your average cleaning service; it’s a unique business partnership, fully owned and operated by the women who do the cleaning. It’s a novel approach to a familiar profession, and one that you can feel proud to support.

I love this kind of service, which provides a win on all fronts: residents, workers and healthy product suppliers. Of course, if you don’t live in the SF Bay Area, there might be similar cleaning companies in your own area. Or how about supporting your cleaning company to go green? And if you clean yourself, environmentally-friendly products yourself.

On the commercial property cleaning front, Russ Goldin of Eat My Dust Janitorial told me that his company focuses on creating healthy environments, for office tenants and cleaners.

Eat My Dust™ is committed to using an environmentally friendly, high performance, science-based cleaning system that has been tested and refined by some of the best companies in the world.  This system is (OS1)®.  It was developed as a set of beyond compliance processes for operating a cleaning organization at the highest level.  (OS1)® is a standardized, measured, audited and tested process that is also 100% sustainable for the environment and the cleaning worker.

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4 Responses to home green home (house cleaning)

  1. Trung says:

    I like the article interesting business model are you doing anything like this in the Boston Area?

    • wako says:

      Trung, I suggest you contact the program directly to see if they can give you any references to resources in the Boston Area. Perhaps you can take the lead!

  2. Russ Goldin says:

    Thanks for the write-up! And there are other companies that use the (OS1) system in other parts of the country. Houston, St. Louis, San Diego, and LA are just a few of them.

  3. Richard says:

    Thank you for the information!

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