ERIC Number: ED474531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Green School Initiatives. Statements from Hearing of the U.S. Senate, Environment and Public Works Committee, 107th Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
The Senate's Environmental and Public Works Committee conducted a hearing in October 2002 to assess green school initiatives: environmental standards for schools, school siting in relation to toxic waste sites, and "green" building codes. The committee reviewed activities undertaken by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Children's Environmental Health and the Office of Indoor Air Quality, as well as those taken by the Department of Energy concerning environmental and energy issues relevant to school properties. This document contains statements from that hearing. Statements were submitted by: (1) Sen. James Jeffords; (2) Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton; (3) Ramona Trovato, EPA; (4) Claire Barnett, Healthy Schools Network; (5) Alex Wilson, U.S. Green Buildings Council; (6) Lois Gibbs, Center for Health, Environment and Justice; (7) Veronika Carella; (8) Geri Unger, Funders' Forum on Environment and Education; (9) Daniel Schwartz, Children's Environmental Health Network; (10) Christine Gustafson; (11) Philip J. Landrigan, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; (12) Rochelle Davis, Illinois Healthy Schools Campaign; (13) Tolle Graham, Massachusetts Healthy Schools Campaign; (14) Suzanne Miller, Vermont Public Interest Research Group; (15) Derek Shendell, University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health; (16) Jenna Orkin, 9/11 Environmental Action; (17) Joellen Lawson; and (18) Katie Acton. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Health, Conservation (Environment), Educational Facilities, Environmental Standards, Federal Programs, Hazardous Materials, Hearings, Indoor Air Pollution, Physical Environment, Pollution, School Safety
For full text: http://www.senate.gov/~epw/stm1_107.htm#10-01-02.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.