Please Note: The Healthy Sustainable Schools: Guide & Assessment Tool was produced in 2007. Therefore, information in this publication may be outdated, and may better serve as a historical reference.
With a goal of helping Minnesota K-12 schools reduce operating costs, reduce environmental impacts and promote a healthy indoor/outdoor environment for students, the MPCA produced this document as a free online and printed resource that provides a:
Aimed at motivated parents and school officials committed to making improvements, the Guide helps advocates for change sell their recommendations by summarizing the many benefits of a healthier school, which include:
The Guide covers the following topics under the headings of Buildings & Operations, Reduce / Reuse / Recycle, Health & Wellness, and Toxicity Reduction:
The Assessment Tool for Change includes these chapters:
View the Guide and Assessment Tool at http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/view-document.html?gid=2368.
If you're interested in a printed copy of this document, contact the MPCA's Library at 651-757-2120. Note: We are unable to check out items directly to the general public. However, visitors are welcome to use the collection in-house or borrow items via interlibrary loan. To arrange an interlibrary loan, consult your local library.