Healthy School Buildings

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  • Learn what indoor air pollutants may exist in your school, what cleaners the staff use, or even where the food is grown that is served in the cafeteria.
  • Examine the items and supplies used in your school to shed light on ways to decrease pollution and create a healthier indoor environment.
  • Eliminate the use of toxic cleaners and chemicals and switch to environmentally-friendly soaps and school supplies.
  • Empower students to investigate vents to improve air circulation, establish an Integrated Pest Management program, or start a hand-washing campaign.

Resources for Safer Science Labs

Rehab the Lab Provides safer experiments, chemical database, info on proper storage, training videos, safety checklist. MORE INFO

School Chemicals List database Searchable database listing chemicals, their hazards, proper storage and disposal, appropriate grade level. MORE INFO

King County Laboratory Waste Management Guide

King County Laboratory Waste Management Guide

Oregon OSHA - Preventing Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Guide MORE INFO

 

Waste Reduction

Learn to reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot (compost) to decrease the waste that goes into landfills.

Video Resources

Check out these videos to be shown in the classroom or during morning announcements. They can be a great educational tool and support your sustainability, recycling and composting efforts.