Monday, July 26, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Share Your Story – Apply Today for an EPA IAQ Tools for Schools Award!

Is your school district committed to healthy school environments?
Share your success story with the nation by applying for a National IAQ Tools for Schools Award.

Be honored as one of the top school districts in the nation advancing healthy learning environments for your students. If your district has taken strides to manage the indoor air quality in schools, consider applying for one of EPA’s IAQ Tools for Schools awards. Let your community and the nation know that you are serious about protecting the health of its children.

Don’t delay —get started on your application today!

Applications are due Friday, October 8, 2010.

Are you planning to apply?
Let us know! E-mail us at, and we will contact you over the summer to answer any questions you may have.

Experience the Benefits of Winning an EPA National Award
Winners of the National Excellence, National Model of Sustained Excellence and the National Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Connector Awards will be honored at the 11th IAQ Tools for Schools National Symposium, January 13-15, 2011. Winners will be awarded one fully paid scholarship to Washington, D.C., to attend the Symposium, where they will be recognized during an awards ceremony. EPA will also issue a national press release highlighting winners’ achievements to broadcast their success throughout the nation.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Free Webinar Related to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Healthy Schools

Boost Student Performance and Productivity in Your School!
Improving Indoor Air Quality and Academic Performance:
Facility Maintenance is the Cornerstone

Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 12:00 PM ET.

• Yasmin Bowers, American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
• Michele Curreri, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Program
• Frank Di Nella, Keller Independent School District

• Roger Young, Roger Young and Associates

Attend this webinar to:
• Learn about the impact of indoor air quality on student health and academic performance.
• Gain insight on ways to identify, address and prevent IAQ problems in school environments.
• Develop guidelines and proven methodologies that you can start using immediately, including training, reporting and leveraging technology.
• Discover the importance of using a maintenance management system.

This webinar is offered at no cost to participants. Don’t miss your chance; register today!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

EPA Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Connector Now Available

News and Events
A National Partnership Effort - EPA's PestWise Program Five Steps to Effective Integrated Pest Management (IPM) A Pest Management Professional's Perspective on IPM in Schools Inspiring Action: IAQ Design Challenge School District Update -Schodack Central School District Other IPM Resources Have Your Questions Answered. View full article.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Integrated Pest Management in Schools Webinar - Video Recording and Slides Now Available

Integrated Pest Management in Schools Webinar

Video Recording and Slides Now Available!

Thank you for participating in the Integrated Pest Management webinar. This was the latest webinar in a series designed to highlight key aspects of The Framework for Effective School IAQ Management, focused on the importance of addressing integrated pest management (IPM) in schools. The IAQ Tools for Schools Program was pleased to host IPM experts to share their expertise, best practices and resources schools can use to develop an integrated pest management program.

Now you can access the webinar slides and a video recording of the presentation online! Visit

Do you have a question about integrated pest management? Check out the Questions and Answers from the webinar to see if your questions have already been answered by these experts.

To access additional resources and past IAQ Tools for Schools Program webinars, please visit This archive of past presentations on other topics is a great resource to help you better manage IAQ in your schools.

If you have any questions about this presentation or the registration process, please contact the IAQ Tools for Schools Connector Coordinator at

The IAQ Tools for Schools Program is a comprehensive resource to help schools maintain a healthy environment in school buildings by identifying, correcting, and preventing IAQ problems. Learn more about the IAQ Tools for Schools Program at

Friday, July 2, 2010

Florida School IPM Newsletter Now Available

The University of Florida has published a new edition of the Florida School IPM Newsletter. Topics include the FL school IPM working group summer meeting, Duval County pilot program and online IPM education opportunities. More information.