Two: Positive Impact on Student and
focuses on high standards of coordinated school health, which includes:
- Integrated school/district environmental health program
- High standards of nutrition, fitness and outdoor time
Environmental Health Program
Classroom Acoustics Coalition - Provides important background on the
nature and scope of the problems caused by bad acoustics in classrooms, and
offers practical planning strategies and methods to avoid or correct bad
acoustics in existing or planned educational facilities.
EPA Radon Zone Map for
Pennsylvania – EPA Bureau of Radiation Protection.
for Healthy Schools - EPA's comprehensive schools website offers all
the resources you need to establish, maintain or enhance a school environmental
EPA website for Indoor Air Quality - Air quality and indoor environmental quality
are critical to providing a healthy and productive learning environment. This includes IAQ Tools for
Schools as well as managing asthma. Multiple resources are available including
information on air quality and student performance.
GREENGUARD Certification for air quality.
- The iSUSTAIN™ Green Chemistry Index is a tool which provides a methodology to
generate a sustainability-based score for chemical products and processes. It
contains a set of sustainability metrics based on the Twelve Principles of
Green Chemistry* and takes into account such factors as waste generation,
energy usage, health and environmental impact of raw materials and products,
safety of processing steps, and others.
Clean Air Force - Moms Clean Air Force is a
community of moms and dads united against air pollution – including the urgent
crisis of our changing climate – to protect our children's health.
Website with Radon Testing Information – Pennsylvania DEP Radiation Protection Programs.
integrated Pest Management - The PA IPM Program, in
collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania
Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and The
Pennsylvania State University Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Education,
developed a comprehensive school IPM manual.
US Environmental Protection Agency – Resources focusing on air quality,
water quality, pesticides, cleaning products, and chemicals in schools.
Nutrition, Fitness and Outdoor Time
Buy Local PA – Buy Local
PA's goal is to make it easier for you to find, choose, and appreciate great
local foods while supporting the farmers and lands that produce them.
Explore PA Trails – DCNR
website to locate hiking trails in Pennsylvania.
eXtension's Garden Maintenance Plans - eXtension
is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched
knowledge from the best land-grant university minds across America. eXtension
connects knowledge consumers with knowledge providers - experts who know their
subject matter inside out.
Inside Urban Green - Modern methods of
growing food, foliage or flowers for the millions of us who are not green thumbs.
Harvest - For
over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way
for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer.
Organic Program - Ensuring the
integrity of USDA organic products in the U.S. and throughout the world.
SunWise - Sun safety for kids and