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Healthy Schools Network

Organization(s) Environmental Protection Agency - Region 2
Project Description In 2000, EPA Region 2 awarded an Environmental Justice (EJ) P2 grant to The Healthy Schools Network, Inc. Through its two-year project "Children, Learning, and Poisons Don't Mix: Helping Schools Kick the Toxics Habit," the Healthy Schools Network coordinated an effort to phase-out the use of toxic pesticides and hazardous custodial products in targeted low-income or minority schools, or in schools with high rates of asthma. Healthy Schools established three to five pilots with schools in upstate New York that phased-out or eliminated the use of these products. The organization also built awareness among health care providers of school environment-related health problems in children and of less costly and healthier alternatives to commonly-used products.

More Info www.epa.gov/Region2/news/2000/00119.htm
 
Project Contact
Name Danielle Fuligni
Phone 212-637-3584
E-mail
 
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Educational Institutions
Activity Keywords Funding and grants
 
Source
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 10 No 2, Summer 2000 [PDF]

 

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