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July 24, 2009

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Just call him “Green Mr. Clean”

CUPE 379 custodian leads campaign to detoxify Burnaby schoolsCUPE 379 custodian leads campaign to detoxify Burnaby schoolsBURNABY—Thirty-year school custodian and CUPE 379 member Scott Stove is the subject of a news feature posted this week on the Tyee.ca about the move toward non-toxic cleaning agents in schools.

Stove, working with his local health and safety committee following recommendations from Toxin Free Canada—and with the support of the school district—has led a campaign to remove all toxic substances from Burnaby schools.

Stove says the shift to non-toxic cleaning agents is having a positive impact on 48 schools and approximately 40,000 children, as well as custodial staff, teachers, and the overall environment.

Read the full story posted on the Tyee.

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