Sustainability Education Series - 8. GREEN CLEANING PRACTICES/FOOD SERVICE

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  • Training
  • Online
  • Duration:
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Description

These training modules promote green cleaning as an important aspect of healthier indoor air quality. The ways in how a company can regulate cleaning supplies save money, and bring about a possible change in employee satisfaction and productivity is offered. The Food Service module provides information on how to create an environmentally and socially responsible food system that includes criteria for all purchasing, food preparation and service, presentation, cleaning and waste disposal, equipment and supplies, facility design and renovation and utilities. The Sustainability Education Series bears the approval of The U.S. Green Building Council / Green Building Certification Institute. Therefore, these On-line courses in the Sustainability Education series can be used by LEED Professionals towards receiving Continuing Education credits. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a system used to rate buildings, homes and neighbourhoods on their 'green' construction, performance. These courses are self-paced and the user can leave and comeback to your course at anytime, on demand. Customer Support is offered by email.
Suitable for: 1. Managers and Supervisors who will be involved in the implementation process of an organizations' quest for becoming more energy efficient and in planning sustainability and energy saving programs. 2. All employees who need to be provided with information supporting their employers' sustainability initiatives. 3. LEED® professionals who want to earn CEU hours.

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Video/graphics card: nVIDIA GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better; or ATI Radeon 8500, 9250 or better High-speed internet (Cable or DSL) Processor: 800MHz Pentium III or better Memory: 256MB or better Browser: Preferred - Firefox or Chrome with an up-to-date Flash plug-in or Internet Explorer version IE8+ Active Scripting: Enabled (Tools>Internet Options>Security>Custom Level) If you have any access problems, consider using the Mozilla Firefox browser (rather than Internet Explorer, Netscape, or Safari). If you do not have Firefox, you may download it from the Mozilla website.

Course programme

TRAINING MODULES: 4 DURATION: 15 minutes each
Green Cleaning Practices (This sub-topic consist of 2 modules)
This series promotes green cleaning as an important aspect of achieving healthier indoor air quality. The ways that a company regulates cleaning supplies and practices can save money and bring about a possible change in employee satisfaction and productivity. The modules in this series provide an overview of how to implement green cleaning techniques into the workplace. In addition, the modules provide assistance with how to plan for the use of nontoxic cleansers and cleaning products with natural ingredients. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:
 Identify hazards found in chemical cleaning agents. 

 Identify green alternatives to traditional cleaning products. 

 Describe sick building syndrome. 

 Identify the 10 steps to implementing a green cleaning program. 
Module Titles:
 Become Familiar with Green Cleaning Concepts
 Changing Your Cleaning Practices
Food Service (This sub-topic consist of 2 modules)
The modules in this series provide information on how to create an environmentally and socially responsible food system that includes criteria for all purchasing, food preparation and service, presentation, cleaning and waste disposal, equipment and supplies, facility design, and renovation and utilities. The Food Service series also reviews converting to more environmentally friendly processes, identifying opportunities for significant savings, examining newer products in food ware, and producing less waste. Detailed sustainability requirements encompass local and organic food sourcing, waste minimization options, compliance with certification standards, recycling and composting procedures and practices, compostable packaging materials, nontoxic cleaning products, and much more. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:
 Using case studies from the hotel and restaurant industry, discuss the lessons learned and benefits derived from developing recycling policies. 
 Describe the seven steps involved in developing a recycling policy. 

 Describe environmentally preferable products and services and how recycled/compostable products can be used in food service. 

 Discuss cost considerations involved in going green.

Module Titles:
 Waste and Recycling in Food Service
 Greener Food Service Practices 

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Comments: Concise online sustainability training courses on a variety of different topics - with action steps to actually plan for sustainability, directives to manage waste and what can be recycled, providing accountability for corporations and government agencies. Each training topic is presented in a small group (2-6) of 15-minute modules, meaning it’s easy to fit green e-learning into even the busiest workday schedule.
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