Assistance and guides
- Hazardous Waste Management Program - Resources for Schools external link
Offers information and services to help reduce toxic and hazardous materials, safely use and store hazardous materials, and properly dispose of hazardous wastes.
- School hazardous waste disposal – guidance for school districts Download PDF 100 K
- Selecting safer art adhesives Download PDF 1.2 MB
- King County Solid Waste Division: What do I do with…?
Use this site to locate disposal options for a variety of products and materials
- Seven steps to a healthier classroom guide external link
- US EPA: Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool external link
(HealthySEATv2) is a fully customizable and easy to use software program designed to help school districts evaluate and manage their environmental, safety and health issues.
- King County Solid Waste Division: Hazards on the Homefront
Teacher guide and lesson plan
Indoor air quality (IAQ)
- Washington State Department of Health external link
School IAQ best practices manual
- Report on Implementation of Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor Air Quality - Tools for Schools Program in King County Schools, December 2005. Contact Gail Gensler at email@example.com for a copy.
- Oregon Department of Education: DVD: "Asthma Friendly Schools: A Coordinated School Health Approach." Request a free copy: firstname.lastname@example.org. The DVD is not copyrighted and can be freely copied.
- Washington State Department of Health (DOH): contact Paul Marchant: email@example.com; 360-236-3363
- IAQ monitoring stations: loans of free, portable stations to schools and school districts to measure carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature, relative humidity (RH), and six size ranges of airborne particles. The equipment includes a laptop computer for collecting data, a user's guide for downloading and analyzing data, and an information rack with IAQ resources. Users agree to provide DOH with partially de-identified, collected data to help DOH identify broad trends and help schools deal with IAQ concerns.
- Assistance to investigate specific IAQ concerns.Washington State University Energy Programs Publications external link
Includes ideas for improving some environmental health conditions in schools. To subscribe to the IAQ News, send a blank email message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The newsletter includes articles about IAQ, announcements about training events, grant opportunities, and other information useful to school districts
Recommended for tenth grade biology. High school students participate as a team of environmental consultants in a simulated problem-solving curriculum to see if there is an indoor air quality problem in a school. Student teams present their findings at a school board meeting.
Limits fragrances on school property
A free resource that shows schools how to carry out a practical plan to improve indoor air problems at little or no cost using straightforward activities and in-house staff. Order from the website above or view most sections online.
Indoor air quality newsletters
- Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County external link
- Compliance Guide for the Use of Pesticides at Public Schools (K-12) and Licensed Day-Care Center external link Download PDF
- Healthy Public Spaces DVD. A short DVD about pesticide-free landscaping on public grounds, including schools; includes interviews with school maintenance staff. Copies for loan available from King County Green Schools Program - contact Dale Alekel onine or at 206-477-5267
- Farm to School external link