PRESS ADVISORY - Back to School-Coalition ActionKit: Warns of EPA, Schools 'Sequester Funding Cliff'

For Tuesday, August 21 Coalition for Healthier Schools releases 2012-2013 Action Kit for Back to School and Beyond for parents and activists to boost federal and state and local policies to address the dark, dank, dirty conditions in schools
Aug. 17, 2012 - PRLog -- Supporting quotes from National Association of School Nurses, Massachusetts Healthy Schools Coalition, American Association of School Adminsitrators, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Assoicaiton of School Business Officials, and more.

Each school day, over 55 million children and 7 million adults — 20% of the total U.S. population and 98% of children—spend their days inside school buildings. Unfortunately, too many of our nation’s 130,000 public and private schools are “unhealthy” buildings that can harm their health and hinder learning. To promote child and adult health, improve education, and create healthier communities, all schools should:

The Action Kit contains several tools for activists working to protect EPA’s child health and schools-focused programs and to improve their schools’ environmental health and safety, including:

•   Coalition for Healthier Schools Policy Statement
•   Indoor Air Quality Checklist
•   Green Cleaning Checklist
•   Town Hall Meeting Action Items
•   Election Officials Meeting Tips
•   Calendar of Upcoming Events
•   Federal Resources
•   Sample Letter to the Editor
•   Sample Op Ed
•   Must Read Research Studies
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