Environmental Issues

Environmental concerns about school buildings are increasing. Below you will find resources about examples of environmental issues and the effects they have on the health and achievement of students.

Environmental Assessments

School Environmental Assessments - video - (Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, 2014)

Environmental Health

School Environmental Health - video - (Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, 2014)

Creating Healthy Indoor Environments in Schools (EPA, 2014)

EPA Information about Asbestos in School Building (EPA, 2014)

City planners are increasingly aware of health benefits of clean, living landscapes (Kennicott, 2014).

Indoor Air Quality

Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades (EPA, 2014)

EPA Information about Asbestos in School Building (EPA, 2014)

Environmental Issues Affecting Student Outcomes

Do K-12 School Facilities Affect Educational Outcomes? (Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 2014)

The Interface Among Educational Outcomes and School Environment (Tanner, 2014)

Environmentally Friendly Cleaning

How to introduce the concept of blue cleaning to custodial staff. (Nolin, 2014)

Green cleaning for health, the planet and your budget (Nolin, 2014)