Environmental Policy

School environmental health—from siting to indoor air quality and much more—is shaped by policy at the national, state and local levels. This has a profound impact on children’s health and readiness to learn.

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For more information on HSC’s environmental policy efforts, visit the environmental policy section of our blog. For resources to support your school in going green, see our Green Clean Schools program.

To discuss school environmental policy issues in more detail, please contact Mark Bishop or call 312-419-1810.

This content is currently under development.

For more information on HSC’s environmental policy efforts, visit the environmental policy section of our blog. For resources to support your school in going green, see our Green Clean Schools program.

To discuss school environmental policy issues in more detail, please contact Mark Bishop or call 312-419-1810.

This content is currently under development.

For more information on HSC’s environmental policy efforts, visit the environmental policy section of our blog. For resources to support your school in going green, see our Green Clean Schools program.

To discuss school environmental policy issues in more detail, please contact Mark Bishop or call 312-419-1810.

This content is currently under development.

For more information on HSC’s environmental policy efforts, visit the environmental policy section of our blog. For resources to support your school in going green, see our Green Clean Schools program.

To discuss school environmental policy issues in more detail, please contact Mark Bishop or call 312-419-1810.

School Environment Resources

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Illinois Resource Guide for Healthy, High Performing School Buildings

This resource is intended to help Illinois school administrators, school board members and other key decision makers learn the principles of health school design so they can engage in a meaningful dialogue with their design team about the plans for their new school. February 2006

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CDC’s Healthy Schools Website

A resource for data, multimedia, tools, training and resources from the CDC.

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Action and Resource Guide for Healthy Schools

This comprehensive reference is intended to provide parents, school personnel, policymakers, and other concerned citizens with the information they need to work together to make their communities' schools healthy places to learn and work. It contains information on the common issues affecting children's environmental health and learning, and adult occupational health at school, along with information on environmental, health, and safety laws, regulations, and resources specific to Illinois. Published in 2005

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Energy Savings Plus Health Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the Energy Savings Plus Health Guide to protect and improve indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools during building upgrades, particularly energy efficiency upgrades and building renovation activities.

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Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments

The Sensible Steps webinar series introduces sensible, low- or no-cost steps that communities can take to create healthier environments in their schools. Each webinar features school district personnel from across the country presenting their real-life examples and solutions.

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Center for Effective Government: Interactive Map

Thousands of schools are within the vulnerability zone of a dangerous facility, putting their students at risk of chemical disasters. Check out this interactive map of those zones.