EPA Provides Online Resources for Healthy School Environments

September 14, 2011

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Now that students are settling back into classrooms across the country, it's a great time to check out some of the free resources available online to make your school as healthy and green as possible!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is highlighting key environmental education  resources to improve energy efficiency, save money, and better protect health and the environment during the school year. Check out a few of these great resources:

Parents and educators can learn practical information to promote safe, green and healthy school environments for students and staff through EPA’s Healthy Schools Initiative

We recently showcased the impact school bus idling has on the environment and the 24 million children who are school bus passengers. Check out EPA’s National Idle Reduction campaign for anti-idling tips.

School indoor air quality (IAQ) has a huge impact on student and staff health and well-being. The Tools for Schools action kit helps parents and educators create an IAQ management program.

Students can take action too! Use the MyEnvironment tool to learn about your community, then take five eco-actions and share your tips with sustainability advocates.

For more information and resources to make sustainable changes in the classroom, visit the EPA’s school environment page