All About the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Self-Assessment Tool

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.

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.

Steering Committee Member Merv Brewer Remains Dedicated to Family, Healthy Schools in Retirement

We first met Mervin (Merv) Brewer when he helped the Salt Lake City School District earn the Green Cleaning Award Honorable Mention in 2011 when he was assistant custodial supervisor. He went on to become an integral part of the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Program as one of our founding steering committee members, bringing

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 (and all the school custodians who helped ceremonies happen safely)!

As we wrap up the second graduation season of the pandemic, it’s safe to say that ceremonies still don’t quite look the way they used to. From socially distanced stadium staging to car parades, the new face of graduation ceremonies have facilities teams working overtime to ensure compliance and safety for students and their families.

A National Standard for Healthy School Facilities – Call for Public Comment

By Sara Porter   The pandemic has made creating healthy school environments an urgent national priority and brought to light the serious under-investment in school facilities nationwide.   But the fact is, even before the pandemic, nearly half of U.S. schools reported indoor air quality problems that put the health of students and staff at