Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What do you know about healthy school environments?

What do you know about healthy school environments?

EPA is offering two free webinars on May 21, 2013, that are designed to assist you with developing, sustaining or revitalizing a comprehensive environmental health program in your school. Learn from districts that are successfully creating healthy learning environments for students and staff and interact with experts that can answer your questions specific to your issues about environmental health in schools.

Determine which webinar is right for you:

If you have an established school environmental health program and you are seeking in-depth technical knowledge about indoor air quality (IAQ) management in schools, attend this free webinar: Creating Exceptional Learning Environments through Comprehensive Indoor Air Quality Management.

The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) will jointly host a webinar to discuss how to create exceptional learning environments with a comprehensive IAQ management program. Learn how the award-winning Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kan. proactively manages IAQ through facility design, construction and ongoing maintenance and operations, which has resulted in improved student achievement. The webinar will also provide guidance on how EPA’s Framework for Effective School IAQ Management can help schools develop and sustain a comprehensive IAQ management program with simple, low-cost actions.

Attend this free webinar to:
  • Gain the technical knowledge, tools and resources to help your school or district create, manage and sustain a green and healthy environment.
  • Discover a framework for managing school facilities in ways that maximize health, safety, resource efficiency and sustainability.
  • Learn how facility design and construction can impact IAQ and energy efficiency, and how IAQ can affect student and staff attendance, performance and wellness.
  • Find out how to tap into the National Schools Network, a collaborative system of school districts, EPA representatives, school programs, mentors and others, who are working together to create healthy schools nationwide.
Register Now
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. EDT

If you are just beginning or trying to revitalize a comprehensive school environmental health program attend the Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments: Assessment and Team Building Webinar ─ the kick off to an eight-part series of EPA hosted webinars.

In today’s challenging financial climate, the ability to identify and take simple, affordable steps to protect the health of students and staff in our schools has never been more important. This webinar series will outline sensible, low- or no-cost steps that school communities can take to create healthier environments in their buildings. Each webinar in the series will feature school district personnel from across the country presenting their real-life examples and solutions.

Attend this free webinar to:
  • Explore essential building blocks of a model school environmental health program.
  • Evaluate your school health status with the Sensible Steps Quick Assessment.
  • Learn how to build an effective environmental health team in your school or district.
  • Discover steps the award-winning Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District in Carrollton, Texas, took to enhance environmental health conditions in its schools.
Register Now
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 3 – 4 p.m. EDT

In preparation for the webinar, view the Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments Guide.

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 indoor environment by identifying, correcting and preventing IAQ problems. Learn more about the IAQ Tools for Schools guidance at

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