Healthy School Environments

Title Abstract Publication Date
Find and Prevent Legionella in Your Building Water Systems. Reviews sources of Legionella bacteria, proper maintenance of cooling towers and plumbing to prevent its infestation, and treatment of the towers if the bacteria is found. 12/31/2007
Fire, Earth and Wind: Managing Risk in Today's Schools. Part 2: The Environment. Describes the personnel that school officials should be working with to ensure a school environment free of toxins. Environmental engineering consultants, government agencies, contractors, school... 06/30/2010
Fit Faculty for Fit Facilities. Compares building health to human physical health, emphasizing that preventive maintenance is as necessary to buildings as it is to humans. 07/31/2011
Five Clean and Green Healthy Schools Tips. Draws on the serious impact of an unhealthy building environment on children at Hastings Elementary School to make suggestions for improving existing facilities. During summer clean-up and repair,... 03/31/2007
Flu Facts for Schools. Advises on integrating pandemic flu plans with other school emergency plans, citing the necessity of educational continuity in a environment with extensive staff and student absences. 05/31/2009 This section of the U.S. Government's website for influenza information offers abundant resources for schools, communities, childcare facilities, and individuals on avoiding and managing the...
Georgia Green & Healthy Schools Program Assists and supports schools in understanding and practicing environmentally sound principles. The program begins with a pledge to complete one of the six assessment areas, and is followed by up to...
Getting Mercury Out of Schools. This guide was prepared while working with many Massachusetts schools to remove items that contain mercury and to find suitable alternatives. It contains fact sheets on: mercury in science... 12/31/2000
Getting the Lead Out. Describes the effects of lead poisoning. Because the source of lead poisoning in most children is old house paint, and is found mostly in substandard housing, lower-income children are... 12/31/2002
Glass Fiber and Health Complaints. Identifies potential sources of small glass fibers in school building products, their irritating potential, acceptable exposures, and long-term health consequences that might be attributed to them.... 12/31/2006
Going Green: From Cleaning to Construction. Discusses certification programs for environmentally-sensitive construction, equipment, and cleaning products. The Greenguard program certifies building products for emissions. The SmartWood program... 09/30/2006
Green and Healthy Schools, Cincinnati. This video narrates Cincinnati Public Schools' early successes in creating green and healthy schools, including explanations of how the program got started, the stakeholders involved, community... 12/31/2007
Green Buildings Promote Better Health and Education. Briefly reviews aspects of sustainability in school site selection, roofing, landscaping, material selection, lighting, and indoor air quality. 12/31/2006
Green Clean Schools Ten states now have laws or policies regarding green cleaning in schools. The National Association of State Boards of Education highlights these state actions and many other facets of green cleaning... 01/31/2012
Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities. Presents eight school districts and higher education institutions selected for this award, based on comprehensiveness and quality of their green cleaning programs. The award is given by the magazine... 11/30/2008
Green Cleaning in Schools: A Guide for Advocates. Discusses the importance of green cleaning in schools, four steps to initiate change, illustrated with fact sheets on improved environmental health and possible saving with green cleaning, additional... 12/31/2009
Green Cleaning Programs in Schools Get High Scores. Defines environmentally sensitive green cleaning and cites the benefits of green cleaning to learning, as it improves school morale and indoor air quality. Twelve basic principles of green cleaning... 12/31/2005
Green Doesn't Mean Non-Toxic. Discusses the discrepancy in volatile organic compound (VOCs) content in cleaning supplies, and the extent to which these compounds are emitted when the product is used. Also addressed is the... 09/30/2010
Green Existing Schools: Project Management Guide. Helps schools and school districts green their existing facilities and achieve LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The guide outlines the process for navigating LEED... 12/31/2008
Green Flag School Program for Environmental Leadership This program helps schools, parents, students, and community members make their schools healthier places to work and learn. The website includes a three step program for getting started, information...
Green School Initiatives. Statements from Hearing of the U.S. Senate, Environment and Public Works Committee, 107th Congress, Second Session. The Senate's Environmental and Public Works Committee conducted a hearing in October 2002 to assess green school initiatives: environmental standards for schools, school siting in relation to... 09/30/2002
Green Schools Initiative: A Summary of Studies related to Student Health and Productivity. Summarizes seven studies on the effect of green school initiatives on student health and productivity. For each study, the following characteristics are identified: study type, the research question/... 07/31/2003
Green Schools: Attributes for Health and Learning. Examines the potential of environmentally-conscious school design for improving education. This book provides an assessment of the potential human health and performance benefits of improvements in... 12/31/2006
Green Seal Environmental Standard for Industrial and Institutional Cleaners. Establishes environmental requirements for industrial and institutional general-purpose, restroom, glass, and carpet cleaners. For purposes of this standard, industrial and institutional cleaners are... 08/28/2008
Green Squad: Kids Taking Action for Greener, Healthier Schools Created by the Natural Resources Defense Council in collaboration with the Healthy Schools Network, this website helps kids learn to look out for, identify, and avoid or fix everyday health and...