Children, teachers, janitors, and other staff members spend a significant amount of time inside school buildings and are continuously exposed to chemicals from cleaners, waxes, deodorizers, and other maintenance products. Green Cleaning improves health conditions for students and staff, reduces toxins that can contribute to asthma which accounts for more lost school days than any other condition, and uses safer cleaning products which improves the indoor air quality.
Did you know that the state of Illinois passed The Green Cleaning Schools Act in 2007 which requires green cleaning in Illinois schools, and that in 2009, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education developed and published a Green Cleaning Guide for Schools to help Missouri school districts employ “green” cleaning practices in their facilities?
Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Green Schools Committee to explore procedures for embracing green cleaning in your school. Learn how custodial and administrative staff can work together for the health of the students, staff, visitors, and building including. Take away practical suggestions that will make a difference right away.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
5:00 - 5:30 pm - Appetizers & Networking
5:30 - 6:30 pm - Green Cleaning Presentation
6:30 - 7:00 pm - Q&A
Belle Valley Elementary School
2465 Amann Drive, Belleville, IL 62220 map
Free for all attendees!
Click on the Register Button on the left side of this screen.
QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email
or phone (314) 577-0225.
CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE USGBC-MISSOURI GATEWAY CHAPTER WEBSITE.