This workshop brings together two approaches, indoor air quality management and green cleaning, to achieve one important goal: providing safe and healthy environments where students can excel and staff can work effectively. Proactive indoor air quality management is the key to maintaining health school buildings, and knowing what to look for and how to deal with it makes all the difference. A comprehensive, high-performing green cleaning program is a critical part of good IAQ management, and can improve student and staff health and attendance, improve the overall cleanliness of your school, AND reduce custodial costs. These two solutions work hand-in-glove to keep buildings clean and safe, and ensure that children are ready to learn.
Andrew Ellsworth, Green & Healthy Schools Academy – Andrew has led the Healthy School Technical Assistance program for the Green & Healthy Schools Academy since 2013. He has coordinated workshops, trainings, walkthroughs and education sessions for schools across Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Paul Bertenthal, D.H. Bertenthal & Sons, Cleaning & Maintenance Supplies Vendor – Paul has decades of experience in the institutional cleaning industry, has his company was an early adopter and provider of green cleaning chemicals and supplies.
1. Recognize the importance of indoor air quality and green cleaning to student and staff health and performance.
2. Understand what indoor air quality issues look, feel, and smell like.
3. Learn what simple measures schools can take to reduce pollutant sources and impacts.
4. Understand the primary components of indoor air quality management and green cleaning programs.
5. Know what tools, resources, and support resources are available.
Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
Thanks to the generosity of our funders, this workshop is free for school personnel. The event is $20 for non-school attendees.