Free webinar series supports healthy school environments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is offering a free webinar series to help school communities take sensible, low- or no-cost steps to create healthier environments in their buildings. Each webinar will feature school district personnel from across the country presenting their real-life examples and solutions.

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Protecting Children in Schools from Pests and Pesticides
July 23, 3 p.m.
Goals of webinar:

  • Understand what IPM is
  • Learn the benefits of IPM
  • Discover sensible steps for implementing or enhancing school IPM programs
  • See how to integrate IPM into a comprehensive Healthy School Program


Current Issues in Chemical Management, Best Practices for Schools and Districts
Aug. 20, 3 p.m.
Goals of webinar:

  • Get up-to-date information about best chemical management practices in schools
  • Learn sensible steps to ensure your chemical management program applies to educational art and science supplies as well as to chemicals commonly used in facility maintenance and operation
  • Discover measures one district took to educate students and staff, improve its chemical management practices, prevent accidents and reduce health risks associated with use and disposal of chemicals in its facilities


Cleaning and Maintenance, Sensible Steps for Creating Healthier School Environments
Sept. 25, 3 p.m.
Goals of webinar:

  • Gain insights on the most current trends in green cleaning for schools
  • Learn steps other schools have taken to assess and improve cleaning, maintenance and waste management practices
  • Discover how to create and sustain a clean, green and healthy cleaning and maintenance program in your school or district


Sensible Steps for Energy Efficiency and Waste Reduction in Schools
Oct. 22, 3 p.m.
Goals of webinar:

  • Learn guidelines for energy management and waste reduction that your school can follow to improve energy and financial performance
  • See how to evaluate your school’s energy performance with ENERGY STAR’S new and improved Portfolio Manager
  • Discover sensible steps that one award-winning district took to enhance energy efficiency, reduce waste and realize sustainable operational savings


Sensible Steps for Mold and Moisture Control In Schools
Nov. 19, 3 p.m.
Goals of webinar:

  • Get current information about the health effects of mold and its impacts on schools
  • Learn sensible steps you can take to solve moisture and condensation problems before they become mold problems
  • Get the most up-to-date information about effectively addressing indoor mold growth and contamination when it occurs


Renovate Right: EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Program at Schools
Dec. 17, 3 p.m.
Goals of webinar:

  • Get up-to-date information about the serious health effects of lead on children
  • Learn how federal law applies to K-12 schools
  • Discover sensible steps that administrators, facilities managers, school nurses and early childhood learning professionals can take to protect their students from lead poisoning



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