WI Needs More Green Schools – Join the Green Ribbon Schools Program

Some great information webinars offered by U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Program. Yes, some of the dates have passed but there is still room in the upcoming webinars and you can still register! Sign up today and help your school make strides to becoming more sustainable!

ED-GRS Presents

The Green Strides Webinar Series:

For All Schools Moving Toward the Pillars

The tentative, with registration links in green, features experts from the EPA and other federal programs. Times are Eastern Standard.  Sign up for Green Strides Webinar Series updates to receive registration information here.

June 21, 2012, 1-2 p.m.: How Indoor Air Quality Helps to Create a Healthy Learning Environment

July 18, 2012, 2-3 p.m.: Reducing Radon in Schools

July 25, 2012, 2-3 p.m.: Reducing Environmental Impact and Costs

Aug. 1, 2012, 2-3 p.m.: Improving Air Quality with Transportation Changes

Sept. 5, 2012, 2-3 p.m.:  School Siting and Community Planning

Sept. 12, 2012, 2-3 p.m.: Asthma Management in Schools

Sept. 19, 2012, 2-3 p.m.: The School Flag Program

Sept. 26, 2012, 2-3 p.m.: The Sun, UV and You:  EPA’s SunWise Program

Oct. 10, 2012, 2-3 p.m.: Why Environmental Health in School Matters

Oct. 17, 2012, 2-3 p.m.:  Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Nov. 7, 2012, 2-3 p.m. Integrated School Health Tools for Districts

Feb. 6, 2013, 2-3 p.m. Tools to Reduce Waste in Schools

Mar. 6, 2013, 2-3 p.m. Integrated Pest Management in Schools

Apr. 3, 2013, 2-3 p.m. The Three T’s of Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools

Apr. 10, 2013, 2-3 p.m. Chemical Safety in Schools

May 8, 2013, 2-3 p.m. Drinking Water Best Management Practices for Schools and Child Care Facilities

Second Installment:Reducing Radon in Schools

Register Today for a Free Webinar

Effective radon control is a critical component of any comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) management program. Attend the Technical Webinar – Reducing Radon in Schools on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. EDT,to learnhow to manage this pollutant.

This webinar will provide an overview of the issue of radon in schools with specific technical guidance about effective radon testing and control strategies, including how to operate and install a radon mitigation depressurization system in a school. Radon experts Josh Miller and Josh Kerber from the Minnesota Department of Health, both specialists in radon control in school environments, will be featured in this webinar.

Attend this webinar to:

  • Learn about the risk of radon in schools and why it’s necessary to test every school for radon.
  • Discover effective and practical strategies for radon testing and control, including continuous radon monitoring (CRM).
  • Apply mitigation techniques, such as sub-slab depressurization and HVAC modification.
    • Get answers to your technical radon questions from leading radon experts.
  • Increase your understanding of how radon management fits into an integrated school environmental health program with the Framework for Effective School IAQ Management and how it helps meet the Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools requirements for Pillar Two – healthy school environments.

This webinar is offered at no cost to participants. Don’t miss your chance to have your questions answered by experts. Send your questions to

IAQTfSConnector@cadmusgroup.com by July 11, 2012.

Register today!

Please note: This webinar will last approximately 90 minutes. You will need a high-speed Internet connection and a telephone line to interact with speakers and other participants. Call-in information will be provided upon registration.

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