NYS Department of Conservation

Conservation

 

 

     NYS DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION

Education

DEC has environmental education programs and resources that will help everyone become a better steward of the environment.

Check out this site for information on Educational Camps, Centers and Programs, Resources and Training for Teachers, Resources for Schools, Resources for Students, Programs for Adults, and more.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND POLLUTION PREVENTION GUIDE - For New York State Schools has been developed to help schools understand environmental requirements that are specific to them. Keep this manual at your school and refer to the different sections on hazardous waste, water, air, chemical and petroleum bulk storage, and best management practices, as you need them.  (Click on link on bottom of page for your copy)

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY           

Healthy School Environment Resources

Your One-Stop Location for Information and Links to School Environmental Health Issues

Healthy School Environment Resources is your gateway to on-line resources to help facility managers, school administrators, architects, design engineers, school nurses, parents, teachers and staff address environmental health issues in schools.

 

                GREEN CLEANING

Cleaning products are necessary for maintaining attractive and healthful conditions in the home and workplace. In addition to the obvious aesthetic benefits of cleaning, the removal of dust, allergens, and infectious agents is crucial to maintaining a healthful indoor environment. But cleaning products can present several health and environmental concerns. They may contain chemicals associated with eye, skin, or respiratory irritation, or other human health issues. Additionally, the concentrated forms of some commercial cleaning products are classified as hazardous, creating potential handling, storage, and disposal issues for users. Reducing the human health and environmental concerns is an important incentive for implementing an EPP cleaning products program. Many of the recommendations in the guide are based on the fundamental pollution prevention principles of reducing the quantity and hazards of materials used.

 

 

 

 


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