In 2011, ManageMen conducted a cleaning performance audit of Dixon Middle School. Our score improved from a dismal 6 percent (April 2010) to an impressive 80 percent (May 2011). This significant improvement in our cleaning program at Dixon qualified us for recognition as a (OS1) Green Certified Organization at a national awards banquet held in Salt Lake City, Utah in July of 2011.
SL: Sounds like a great program! Thanks for sharing your story with us.
JH: I’m proud of what we’ve done at Dixon — we went from a building that had no rules, standards, guidelines, or concerns for our environmental impact to a world class cleaning operation that prides itself for the environmentally responsible way in which we are conducting business.
The superintendent and our school board have unanimously decided to move the new cleaning program in to more of our schools. We are optimistic that we can duplicate the success of the program in these buildings and eventually throughout Provo City School District.
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Sarah A. Leavitt is a curator at the National Building Museum where her exhibitions have included “House of Cars: Innovation and the Parking Garage” and “House & Home.” Her publications include a book, From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart: A Cultural History of Domestic Advice, and articles with subjects ranging from the history of the pregnancy test, to online motherhood communities, to the television show Veronica Mars. She is most recently the editor of Taliesin Diary: A Year With Frank Lloyd Wright. Leavitt graduated from Wesleyan University and holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University.