Pollution
Prevention
Mercury IMERC Solid
Waste
Hazardous
Waste
Waste Site
Cleanup
ERP About
NEWMOA
 
About Links Publications Workgroups
NEWMOA Logo
site map    member login
Pollution Prevention & Sustainability Projects Chemical Cleanout of Schools
 
 

Proper management of hazardous chemicals found in K-12 schools, combined with various pollution prevention techniques can ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for students, teachers, and school staff and protect the surrounding environment.

NEWMOA initiated a "Chemical Cleanout in Schools" project at the request of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). After developing a workshop curriculum and PowerPoint presentation focused on mercury reduction for schools, and partnering with the Agency to deliver a series of half-day workshops to schools and education officials in New York State, NEWMOA developed new training materials targeted at all chemicals found in school science classrooms.

As part of this project, NEWMOA developed the following materials:

  • Conducting a Full Chemical Cleanout (September 2007) - This PowerPoint presentation was conducted as part of a "train-the-trainer" program for New York State environmental officials and education representatives. The ultimate goal of the program was to teach school officials how to reduce and eliminate harmful chemicals, including mercury and mercury-containing equipment, found in science classrooms at K-12 schools.

Additional Information Resources:


This project would not have been possible without support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

For more information, contact Rachel Smith at .

 

 

Last Modified 05/31/2013

Home  |  Pollution Prevention  |  Mercury  |  IMERC  |  Solid Waste
Hazardous Waste  |  Waste Site Cleanup  |  About NEWMOA  |  NEWMOA Members

Copyright 2014 NEWMOA, Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
129 Portland Street, Suite 602; Boston, MA 02114-2014;
ph (617) 367-8558 | TTY (800) 439-2370
All Rights Reserved
Comments contact: .