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Pillar I - Environmental Impact and Energy Efficiency

Element A - Energy and Greenhouse Gases
Recommended National Resources

Energy Star for K-12 School Districts External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program - Federal Requirements for the Procurement of Energy-Efficient Products External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Portfolio Manager External link opens in new window or tab.

Database of State Incentives for Renewabls and Efficiency (DSIRE) External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program External link opens in new window or tab.

Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Green Buildings Council - Center for Green Schools External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Department of Energy Financing Energy Upgrades for K-12 School Districts External link opens in new window or tab.

Energy Star Buildings and Plants External link opens in new window or tab.

Eneregy Star Guidelines for Energy Management External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program External link opens in new window or tab.

Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association Level Standards External link opens in new window or tab.

Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) External link opens in new window or tab.

CHPS Operations Report Card (ORC) External link opens in new window or tab.

Recommended California Resources

CalRecycle Commerical Climate Calculator External link opens in new window or tab.

CalRecylce Commerical Climate Calculator Frequently Asked Questions External link opens in new window or tab.

Division of the State Architect Grid Neutral Schools Program External link opens in new window or tab.

Element B - Improved Water Quality, Efficiency and Conservation

Recommended National Resources

EPA WaterSense External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA WaterSense: Outdoor Water Use in the United States External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Drinking Water in Schools and Childcare Facilities External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servcie Schoolyard Habitat External link opens in new window or tab.

Recommended California Resources

California Department of Public Health - Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch External link opens in new window or tab.

Element C - Waste
Recommended National Resources

EPA WasteWise External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Wastes External link opens in new window or tab.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Hazardous Waste Self-Management Checklist External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Design for the Environment External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Safe Chemical Management in Schools External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Clean Energy External link opens in new window or tab.

ISSA Cleaning Industry and Management Standard (CIMS) External link opens in new window or tab.

Recommended California Resources

CalRecyle - School Waste Reduction External link opens in new window or tab.

Element D - Transportation
Recommended National Resources

U.S. Department of Transportation Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Clean School Bus External link opens in new window or tab.

Collaborative for High Performance Schools Transportation Plan Template External link opens in new window or tab.

Safe Routes to School External link opens in new window or tab.

Pillar II - Healthy School Environments

Element A - Integrated School Enviornmental Health Program
Recommended National Resources

EPA Integrated Pest Management in Schools External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Creating Healthy Indoor Environments in Schools External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Radon Information External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Healthy Schools Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Schools and Mercury External link opens in new window or tab.

Center for Disease Control Guidelines for School Health Programs to Prevent Tobacco Use and Addiction External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Managing Asthma in the School Environment External link opens in new window or tab.

Centers for Disease Control Initiating Change: Creating and Asthma Friendly School External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings External link opens in new window or tab.

Recommended California Resources

California Department of Public Health - Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch External link opens in new window or tab.

California Department of Public Health - Cleaning for Asthma Safe Schools (CLASS) External link opens in new window or tab.

California Department of General Services - Buying Green California's Guide for Sustainable Purchasing External link opens in new window or tab.

Green Schools Initiative Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) and Green Purchasing External link opens in new window or tab.

California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5194, Hazard Communications External link opens in new window or tab.

Labor Occupational Health Program - School Action for Safety and Health External link opens in new window or tab.

California Department of Pesticide Regulation School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program External link opens in new window or tab.

Element B - Nutrition, Fitness, and Outdoor Time
Recommended National Resources

The First Lady's Let's Move! External link opens in new window or tab.

The President's Challenge External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Department of Agriculture HealthierUS School Challenge External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Department of Agriculture The People's Garden External link opens in new window or tab.

National Organization Agriculture in the Classroom External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School Program External link opens in new window or tab.

Recommended California Resources

Healthy School Environment External link opens in new window or tab.

Pillar III - Environmental and Sustainbiliaty Education

Element A - Learning and Environmental Literacy
Recommended National Resources

EPA Sunwise Program External link opens in new window or tab.

US Department of Education Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) External link opens in new window or tab.

National Park Service Interpretation and Education External link opens in new window or tab.

Hands on the Land (HOL) External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Environmental Education (EE) Grants External link opens in new window or tab.

EPA Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory Educational Initiatives External link opens in new window or tab.

Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines for Learning (K-12) External link opens in new window or tab.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Service: Teaching External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Department of Education America's Home Energy Education Challenge External link opens in new window or tab.

Green Education Foundation Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S Global Change Research Project Toolkit Materials External link opens in new window or tab.

Recommended California Resources

California Environmental Protection Agency Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) External link opens in new window or tab.

Element B - Environment and Sustainability Content Knowledge
Recommended National Resources

U.S. Energy Information Administration - Energy Kids External link opens in new window or tab.

Project Learning Tree External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development External link opens in new window or tab.

Element C - Community andf Civic Engagement
Recommended National Resources

Nature Net, The Environmental Learning Network External link opens in new window or tab.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Bay Watershed Education and Training External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Department of Energy, Classroom Materials for Grades 5-12 External link opens in new window or tab.

National Resources Defense Council The Green Squad External link opens in new window or tab.

Facing the Future's Curriculum and Lesson Finder External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Schoolyard Habitat External link opens in new window or tab.

Questions:   Lesley Taylor | ltaylor@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-0310
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