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​Pillar Two: Positive Impact on Student and Staff Health

Pillar Two 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 Website for Healthy Schools - EPA's comprehensive schools website offers all the resources you need to establish, maintain or enhance a school environmental health program.

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.

Mom's 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.

​Nutrition, Fitness and Outdoor Time

Inside Urban​ Green - Modern methods of growing food, foliage or flowers for the millions of us who are not green thumbs.

Local 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.

National Organic Program - Ensuring the integrity of USDA organic products in the U.S. and throughout the world. ​