Thursday, May 31, 2012

Time is Running Out – Register for the Green Strides Webinar Series: Discover Why Good IAQ is Essential for Green and Healthy Schools

image: Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Program

Do You Want to Create Healthy Learning Environments for Your Students?

Time is Running Out – Register Today for a Free Webinar!

Now is the time to register for the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) first Green Strides Webinar on Thursday, June 21, 2012, from 1 – 2 p.m. EDT. This webinar will describe how the IAQ Tools for Schools guidance can help applicant schools meet the criteria for Pillar Two of the application — healthy school environments — as well as feature Green Ribbon Schools and IAQ Tools for Schools Award winners who have used this guidance to create healthy learning environments in schools. Eleven of these Green Ribbon Schools are from IAQ Tools for Schools award-winning districts, representing nine different states – if they can successfully use IAQ Tools for Schools, so can you!

Attend this webinar to:

  • See real examples of how IAQ Tools for Schools guidance can help schools meet Green Ribbon Schools’ criteria for Pillar Two of the application.
  • Discover why good IAQ is important to maintaining a healthy and green leaning environment and improving academic performance.
  • Learn how to gain national recognition for creating healthy indoor environments in schools.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge and insight on how the IAQ Tools for Schools guidance provides simple, low-and no-cost resources, such as the IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit, which any school can use to create healthy learning environments.
  • Get your questions answered by healthy learning environment champions.


  • Richard Cox, Environmental Safety Coordinator, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland.
  • Shelley R. Bengtson, Environmental Specialist, Omaha Public Schools, Nebraska.


  • Tracy Washington Enger, Indoor Environments Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

This webinar is offered at no cost to participants. Don’t miss your chance to have your questions about the program answered during the webinar. Send your questions to by June 14, 2012.

Register today!

Want to see what schools in your state earned the Green Ribbon Schools recognition? Check out the first 78 schools recognized as Green Ribbon Schools!

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Please note: This webinar will last approximately 60 minutes. You will need a high-speed Internet connection and a telephone line to interact with speakers and other participants. Call-in information will be provided upon registration.

If you have any questions about the IAQ Tools for Schools guidance, please contact the IAQ Tools for Schools Connector Coordinator at

The IAQ Tools for Schools guidance is designed 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 guidance at

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