Healthy School Environments
2013 Clean, Green and Healthy Schools Regional Highlights
The Office of Children’s Health Protection’s Clean, Green and Healthy Schools initiative began in FY2012 in order to create healthier school environments for children. Through collaboration between EPA, local community partners and school stakeholders, Clean, Green and Healthy Schools supports school coordinators in each region to help them reach school decision makers and promote this initiative within their communities.
Clean, Green and Healthy Schools Regional Highlights seeks to showcase some of the exceptional school environmental health projects within each of EPA’s ten regions. These success stories range from work in local schools, to building partnerships with community organizations, to influencing policy at the state level. Each article highlights just some of the extensive work that each region is doing on behalf of children’s environmental health in schools. The Highlights articles also illustrate tangible health benefits and cost savings realized through work within the regions.