A National Priority: Investing in Public School Infrastructure

July 9, 2021

CHANGE FOR GOOD FORUMS

This marks the second of HSC’s 2021 Change for Good Forums — a series of dynamic virtual events that bring together policymakers and leaders from the health, education, environmental, civic and grassroots communities to discuss how to ensure the health and success of all students.

Healthy Schools Campaign, in partnership with the Center for Green Schools, hosted A National Priority: Investing in Public School Infrastructure, on July 9, 2021.

Featured speaker U.S. Senator Dick Durbin discussed why the country can no longer delay investing in school infrastructure and the status of legislative initiatives to boost infrastructure funding. He was joined by Rochelle Davis, HSC president + CEO; Anisa Heming, director of the Center for Green Schools; Josina Morita, commissioner at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago; and Rodney L. Williams, director of energy and sustainability at the Newark Board of Education.

The forum also spotlighted “Preparation in the Pandemic,” the Center for Green Schools’ recent report on indoor air quality, and Space to Grow, HSC’s successful partnership to bring green schoolyards to Chicago schools. Learn more about why school grounds are an essential part of school infrastructure spending.

View the full program below.