Center for Health, Environment and Justice Advocacy ( The Center is a national organization that includes a focus on reducing child environmental health risks in schools. Recent activities include publication of a report, “How to Build a Green School,” initiation of a campaign named “Child Proofing Our Communities” ( and establishment of an Air Quality Committee that has developed an air quality checklist for schools. Also helpful, reports from local projects to reduce harm and improve safety in schools.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools
Provides background information on sources of indoor pollutants and shows schools how to carry out plans to improve in-school air quality. Topics addressed include ventilation systems, waste management, and food service management.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead in drinking water in schools and non-residential buildings
A manual on testing drinking water in schools and non-residential buildings and how contamination problems can be corrected if found.

Parent Resource Center: School building safety. A resource to help parents assess how safe their child’s school building is.