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Open for Comment: The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges™ Standard

Green Seal and Healthy Schools Campaign are proposing several improvements to our Healthy Green Schools & Colleges™ standard criteria. These updates are intended to clarify and consolidate standard criteria; better address differences between K-12 school districts and higher education institutions, and provide more flexibility for schools to implement measures that foster healthy indoor environments for students and staff.

Announcing a National Pilot Standard for Healthier School Facilities

The first-of-its-kind standard was designed in partnership with the K-12 and university facility directors on the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Steering Committee and with input from early adopters, stakeholders, and the public. It is designed to be implemented district-wide or university-wide to ensure an organization-level commitment to standard operating procedures, resource distribution, and facility maintenance that supports the health of all students and staff, as well as the environment.

Spotlight on Innovative Facilities Projects for the 21-22 School Year

After almost two years of pandemic-related disruptions that have caused school facilities teams to adapt to shifts in building use and infection prevention strategies, we’re inspired to see teams take on the 2021-22 school year with forward-thinking approaches to green and healthy cleaning. Here are some of the innovative programs being undertaken by inventive facilities teams in K-12 school buildings and universities across the country.