Florida School Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3)

The SC3 goals of the program are to remove excess, unused, deteriorated, or out of date chemicals from schools; to identify potentially dangerous chemicals that should not be present or used at all; ensure that all chemicals are managed properly; encourage the removal of all mercury and mercury compounds from schools; and in general offer assistance to schools to improve their chemical management procedures.

The following video will help you plan and perform an inventory of your school’s chemicals. http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/hazardous/pages/SC3_video.htm

More information can be found on: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/hazardous/pages/schoolchemicals.htm

2013-14 FGSA Finalists and Ceremony – FL-DEP Press Release

Press release DEPYesterday, on a Press Release the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced the 6th Annual Florida Green School Awards ceremony and banquet will be held Oct. 8, in Polk County, to celebrate16 finalists for their contributions in conserving energy and water, reducing waste, reducing operational costs, promoting environmental education and students and staff wellness.

To access the Press Release, please click HERE.

13-14 Florida Green School Awards – Districts Closing Date Sep. 15th!

There is still time to submit an application for the 13-14 Florida Green School Awards. Friday, September 15th is the last day for School Districts to submit applications for this statewide recognition program. Two options are available this year:

To find Word and PDF versions of these applications, click HERE. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

U.S. Department of Education Announces 2nd Annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour – Florida

strides-design_original_cropThe U.S. E.D. announced the 2014 “Healthy Schools, High-Achieving Students” Best Practices Tour.  The annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour will visit Florida on September 2014 and spotlight school environmental health and past US-ED Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Honorees. During the tour, federal, state and local visitors will bring attention to how school facilities, health and wellness, and environmental education affect equity and achievement and highlight best practices that states, districts and schools are using to improve the overall wellness, productivity, and achievement of occupants through health, safety, and educational improvements.

For a detailed schedule of the visits please click HERE. We hope to see you there!