What if your school could reduce environmental impacts, improve learning conditions and lower operating costs, all at the same time? The MSU Extension Housing and Environmental Health Program has developed the Healthy and Safe Schools Kit to help schools create a healthy environment.
The environmental improvement strategies in the Healthy and Safe Schools Kit has been organized into several categories, including:
- Green Cleaning
- School Chemical Clean Outs
- Waste Reduction
- Energy Conservation
- Clean air
- Integrated Pest Management
The Healthy and Safe Schools Kit offers tips and resources to help schools identify opportunities to “green” their buildings and operations, conserve energy, reduce waste, and improve air quality. The emphasis has been placed on prevention-oriented strategies, which are preferable to dealing with wastes and pollutants after the fact.
EPA Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Resources