Gettysburg Foundation practices “Green Cleaning” to clean and maintain the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center as part of our daily operation to achieve a healthy and environmentally friendly facility.
“Green Cleaning” is about not only the “green” products, but the entire process of cleaning and maintaining a facility. Emphasis is placed on techniques, products and methods that make the indoor environment healthier with minimal environmental impact.
We clean “green” to aid in reducing exposure to potentially harmful chemicals that can endanger the health and safety of our visitors, building occupants and our cleaning staff while reducing negative impact on the environment. We clean for health first and appearance second.
We all reap the benefits, which include a healthier facility for visitors and workers, increased worker productivity, improved morale, decreased sick days and associated health care costs, reduced water and air pollution, and reduced waste. As a result of “Green Cleaning”, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is Green Seal Certified. Green Seal is an independent, non-profit organization that strives to achieve a healthier and cleaner environment by identifying and promoting products and services that cause less toxic pollution and waste, conserve resources and habitats, and minimize global warming and ozone depletion. Green Seal’s evaluations are based on state-of-the-art science and information using internationally recognized methods and procedures.
Green Seal provides credible, objective and unbiased information on environmentally responsible products and services. You can learn more about cleaning for health and the environment and the Green Seal Certification.