Healthy School Environments
This collection of webinars provides helpful information to promote and support healthy school environments. This list includes registration links to upcoming webinars and links to previously recorded webinars. The webinars feature experts from the EPA, other federal, and non-federal programs. Upcoming webinar times are Eastern Standard but may change so please check back here regularly.
Many of these webinars are part of the Department of Education's Green Strides Webinar Series. Sign up for their email updates to receive registration information on future webinars.
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Previously Recorded Webinars
- Jan.-June, 2014: USDA Farm to School Webinar Series
- Feb. 27, 2014: CDC Key Findings on School Indoor Environments
- Sept. 24, 2013: EPA's Back-to-School Webinar: Managing Asthma in Schools
- Aug. 7, 2013: Mold and Moisture: Double Trouble for Schools
- May 21, 2013: School Environmental Health Assessment and Team Building
- May 8, 2013: School Siting: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities for Communities and Decision-Makers
Historical Webinars: 2006 Children's Environmental Health Month
December 2, 2014, 2-3:30 p.m.: ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems (ENERGY STAR)
During this session, attendees will learn how to use EPA tools and resources to help meet requirements for green building rating systems such as the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the Green Globes system, and others.
December 3, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m.: Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades (EPA)
Looking for a resource to help you protect indoor air quality (IAQ) and occupant health during energy efficiency upgrades in your school or district? EPA has a new resource to help. Join this session to learn about the Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades. You can use the guide to optimize energy efficiency upgrades without compromising occupant health during the building retrofit process. The session will include a demonstration of the Energy Savings Plus Health Checklist Generator (XLS), a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that helps you create a custom verification checklist for both your building upgrades and concurrent IAQ assessment protocols for each step of the upgrade process. You will also hear about some ENERGY STAR tools and resources that can help you with your energy efficiency efforts. The session will include commentary from guest speaker Victor Melton, who successfully implemented energy efficiency measures while maintaining occupant health at Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, Texas.
View the Sensible Steps Webinar Series
EPA's comprehensive training program offers 10 functional, one hour, sessions for all school staff. Each session is driven by real-life case studies, providing real solutions to real concerns, as presented by school district personnel. And, it introduces dozens of sensible, low- or no-cost steps staff can use to make any school a healthier school.
Want to start training your district or schools staff today? Make the commitment to these easy steps to a healthier school environment.
- Download the Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments Guide and Quick Assessment Checklist (PDF, 3pp, 461K).
- Watch the webinars and download the guide.
- Add the webinars to your list of recommended or required training.
- Train staff in your district and/or school.