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The City of Portland, Oregon

Sustainability at Work

Providing free tools and expertise to achieve your goals

Phone: 503-823-7037


Green Cleaners

Green Cleaners 101

Learn what makes a cleaning product 'green' and why green cleaners are better for people and the planet.

How to Make the Switch

Follow these 8 easy steps to make the switch to green cleaning products.

Offices - Tips for Green Cleaning

Tips for greener cleaning at your office.

Restaurants - Tips for Green Cleaning

Tips for starting greener cleaning at your restaurant.

Working with Your Janitorial Company

If your workplace uses a janitorial company, making the switch to greener cleaners will involve working closely with them.

Green Product Specs

Example green cleaning product specifications to include in your janitorial contract.

Eco-labels for Green Cleaners

What you need to know about eco-labels for green cleaners.

Handmade Cleaners

Handmade cleaners are an inexpensive, non-toxic and effective alternative to commercial cleaning products.

Microfiber Cloths

Microfiber cloths are replacing conventional cleaning products – sponges, mops, and conventional cleaning products – in home, office, and janitorial settings.

Canned Air

Goodbye canned air, hello manual dust blowers.