Janitors in Minneapolis, members of SEIU Local 26, have joined the dozens of other Janitors across the country for a cleaner and greener future. These Janitors have completed the Green Janitor Education Program (GJEP), which trains Janitors on strategies for identifying and reducing waste, recycling, and conserving water and energy. These procedures benefit our cities as we move to make our cities more sustainable.
The Janitors earned a certificate from the U.S. Green Building Council after completing the 30-hour program, which was offered in both English and Spanish by staff at the Minnesota Training Partnership. This training is just a starting point as Janitors bring what they learn not just to their own work, but share with other fellow Janitors.
As Brahim Kone, Secretary-Treasurer at SEIU Local 26, states, “We encourage you to take this training to your coworkers, your families, and your communities. You’re learning how to put into practice all these good things from the training.”
Janitors are key in creating cleaner, greener cities that will lead us into a more sustainable future and these Janitors in Minnesota are leading the way.