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Environmental Compliance and Best Management Practices Guidance Manual for K-12 Schools
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This user-friendly manual is organized into typical school departments (administration, academic, facilities operation and maintenance, grounds, custodial, transportation, nursing and printing. Within each “unit” are the various programs. Within facilities ope...
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Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home Nonfiction

AuthorsLinda Mason Hunter and Mikki Halpin

ISBN 1595910042 There is a revolution going on in America-a green revolution. The latest front is the ho...

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Greenscaping Your Lawn and Garden
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This 8-page booklet describes simple techniques for reducing the environmental impacts of landscaping on lawn and property by grasscycling, mulching, and composting. Properly managing yard waste not only enhances the environment, but saves money. These suggest...
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Health and Safety Guide for K-12 Schools in Washington
Type: Checklist - List - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This guide's primary focus is to recommend good health and safety practices to help ensure safer schools in the state of Washington. It is not aimed at prevention intentional violence in schools. It shall jointly prepare a guide for use by department personn...
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Healthy Schools Campaign
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: The mission of the Healthy Schools Campaign is to advocate for policies and model programs that allow students and staff members to learn and work in a healthy school environment. To accomplish this goal HSC addresses environmental health and school nutrition/...
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Healthy SEAT
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Healthy SEAT Download
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Checklist - Manual/Handbook - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Software, user's manual, checklist and guidebook and other information materials for using the Healthy SEAT assessment tools are available at this location.
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Household Products Database
Type: Article/Report - Database - Web site
Summary: Searchable database of products, ingredients, and material safety data sheets for auto products, inside the home, pesticides, landscape/yard, personal care/use, home maintenance, arts & crafts and pet care.
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IAQ Tools for Schools Kit - Ventilation Checklist
Type: Checklist
Summary: Checklists for administration, building maintenance, food service, health officer, integrated pest managmenet, renovation and repairs, school officials, teacher's classroom, ventilation, walk though inspection, and waste management are all available from this...
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Lead Paint Safety A Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance, and Renovation Work
Type: Glossary - Manual/Handbook
Summary: The guide is divided into five sections, The Basics, Before Your Start Work, Doing the Work, At the End of the Job, and Resources/Glossary. This publication is designed for building maintenance workers and their supervisors, painters, contractors, property man...
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Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This is available as full-document, 184-page pdf file, or by individual chapters: Introduction to school facilities maintenance planning, planning for school facilities maintenance, facility audits: knowing what you have, providing a safe environment for learn...
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Promoting Green Purchasing Tools and Resources to Quantify the Benefits of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Type: Article/Report
Summary: US EPA's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Program is pleased to announce the availability of a new document titled "Promoting Green Purchasing: Tools and Resources to Quantify the Benefits of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing."

This b...

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Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools, The
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: The five steps include switching to green cleaning products, introducing green equipment and supplies, adopting green cleaning procedures, using green paper and plastic products, and sharing the responsibility. Instruction for implementation and guidance for...
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School Districts Use Performance Contracts to Reduce Energy Costs and Upgrade Facilities
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Small school districts in Idaho are financing capital improvements through energy performance contracts. By paying for improvements through future utility savings, these schools are improving learning environments without breaking their budgets. Several small...
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School Operations and Maintenance: Best Practices for Controlling Energy Costs
Type: Case Study - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Prepared by Princeton Energy Resource International, HPowell Energy Associates and the Alliance to Save Energy, this guidebook is designed for K-12 school system business officials and facilities managers. It is designed to meet the specific needs of school...
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Take a Deep Breath and Thank Your Custodian
Type: Article/Report - List
Summary: Develop a local association IAQ action plan with this guide (15 page PDF).
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The Pennsylvania Green Building Operations and Maintenance Manual
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This manual for environmentally prefereable operation and maintenance of government buildings and associated grounds is designed to help carry out the state's Executive Order to incorporate environmentally sustainable practices into agency operations, includin...
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WhatisIPM.org
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a term that pest professionals are familiar with; however, recent research conducted by the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) reveals that to 62% of homeowners IPM still remains a mystery. Providing a consumer fri...
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Help Desk Questions

Our Illinois community college is in need of a place, possible clearing house, to get rid of some old radioactive disk sources and a few other low level radioactive chemicals that used to be used in laboratory demonstrations. We have had someone from the Radioactive material section come and categorize the items. what I need from you is a place that will accept these items for a low cost. The few place I have contacted are extremely expensive for a community college and the small amount we have.
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