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  • Mansel Adelbert Nelson
    Mansel A Nelson Senior Program Coordinator Tribal Environmental Education Institute for Tribal Env Prof Northern Arizona University 928-523-1275 Begin
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    Mansel A Nelson
    Senior Program Coordinator
    Tribal Environmental Education 
    Institute for Tribal Env Prof
    Northern Arizona University
    928-523-1275

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    Subject: Fwd: Updates on Sensible Steps -



    Mansel A Nelson
    Program Coordinator
    Tribal Environmental Education Outreach
    928-523-1275
    Mansel.Nelson@...<mailto:Mansel.Nelson@...>

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    New Interactive Webinar Series Begins May 21, 2013!

    Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments

    In today’s challenging financial climate, the ability to identify and take simple, affordable steps to protect the health of students and staff in our schools has never been more important. This webinar series will outline sensible, low- or no-cost steps that school communities can take to create healthier environments in their buildings. Each webinar will feature school district personnel from across the country presenting their real-life examples and solutions.

    Designed to meet the needs of your entire school community!
    - Facility Managers

    - School Nurses

    - Custodial Staff

    - Teachers

    - District Administrators

    - Support Staff

    - Principals

    - School Board Members



    ·         To receive webinar details and registration reminders, subscribe to our mailing list<https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USAEPAR10/subscriber/new?topic_id=USAEPAR10_7>.

    ·         View the Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments<http://www.epa.gov/region8/humanhealth/children/SensibleSteps.pdf> guide.

    Webinar #1 – May 21, 2013, 3:00 PM Eastern

    Register Now: Sensible Steps To Healthier School Environments - Assessment and Team Building<https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/747857745>

    Join this interactive webinar to:

    ·         Explore essential building blocks of a model school environmental health program;

    ·         Evaluate your school health status with the Sensible Steps Quick Assessment;

    ·         Learn how to build an effective environmental health team in your school or district;

    ·         Discover steps the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District in Carrollton, Texas took to enhance environmental health conditions in its schools.

    Webinar #2 – June 18, 2013, 3:00 PM Eastern

    Register Now: The Role of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Creating Healthy Learning Environments<https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/496604320>

    Attend this webinar to:

    ·         Discover why IAQ is an essential component of green and healthy schools and healthy learning environments;

    ·         Learn how robust IAQ management plans promote academic achievement;

    ·         Gain in-depth knowledge on how the IAQ Tools for Schools guidance provides simple, low-and no-cost resources, such as the IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit, to create healthy learning environments;

    ·         Hear examples of how school districts have successfully implemented and institutionalized comprehensive IAQ management programs in their districts.

    Webinar #3 – July 23, 2013, 3:00 PM Eastern

    Register Now: Integrated Pest Management(IPM): Protecting Children in Schools from Pests and Pesticides<https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/527084553>

    Sign up for this webinar to:

     *   Understand what IPM is;
     *   Learn the benefits of IPM;
     *   Discover sensible steps for implementing or enhancing school IPM programs;
     *   See how to integrate IPM into a comprehensive Healthy School Program.

    Webinar #4 – August 20, 2013, 3:00 PM Eastern

    Register Now: Current Issues in Chemical Management, Best Practices for Schools and Districts<https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/537317145>

    Join us for this webinar to:

     *   Get up to date information about best chemical management practices in schools;
     *   Learn sensible steps to ensure your chemical management program applies to educational art, and science supplies as well as to chemicals commonly used in facility maintenance and operation;
     *   Discover measures one district took to educate students and staff, improve its chemical management practices, prevent accidents, and reduce health risks associated with use and disposal of chemicals in its facilities.

    Webinar #5 – September 25, 2013, 3:00 PM Eastern

    Register Now: Cleaning and Maintenance, Sensible Steps for Creating Healthier School Environments<https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/685480808>

    Join us for this school cleaning and maintenance webinar to:

     *   Gain insights on the most current trends in green cleaning for schools;
     *   Learn steps other schools have taken to assess and improve cleaning, maintenance and waste management practices;
     *   Discover how to create and sustain a clean, green and healthy cleaning and maintenance program in your school or district.

    Webinar #6 – October 22, 2013, 3:00 PM Eastern

    Register Now: Sensible Steps for Energy Efficiency and Waste Reduction in Schools<https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/650284320>

    Join us for this webinar to:

     *   Learn guidelines for energy management and waste reduction that your school can follow to improve energy and financial performance;
     *   See how to evaluate your school’s energy performance with ENERGY STAR’S new and improved Portfolio Manager;
     *   Discover sensible steps that one award winning district took to enhance energy efficiency, reduce waste and realize sustainable operational savings.

    Webinar #7 – November 19, 2013, 3:00 PM Eastern

    Register Now: Sensible Steps for Mold and Moisture Control In Schools<https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/844211865>

    Join us for this webinar to:

    ·         Get current information about the health effects of mold and its impacts on schools;

    ·         Learn sensible steps you can take to solve moisture and condensation problems before they become mold problems;

    ·         Get the most up-to-date information about effectively addressing indoor mold growth and contamination when it occurs.

    Webinar #8 - December 17, 2013, 3:00 PM Eastern

    Register Now: Renovate Right: EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Program at Schools<https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/872584553>

    Join us for this webinar to:

    ·         Get up-to-date information about the serious health effects of lead on children;

    ·         Learn how federal law applies to K-12 schools;

    ·         Discover sensible steps that administrators, facilities managers, school nurses and early childhood learning professionals can take to protect their students from lead poisoning.


    Register today<https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USAEPAR10/subscriber/new?topic_id=USAEPAR10_7>!  You will receive a certificate of completion for your participation in each webinar.
    For additional information on clean, green and healthy schools, check out:

    ·         The Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments<http://www.epa.gov/region8/humanhealth/children/SensibleSteps.pdf> guide

    ·          EPA’s Healthy School Environments<http://epa.gov/schools/> website



    Gretchen Stewart
    206-553-0527
    epa.gov/region10/children<http://epa.gov/region10/children>

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