Published on 04/09/2023
Ecomesure has taken a significant step towards ensuring healthier environments in educational institutions by partnering with Healthy Green Schools & Colleges. This collaboration aims to improve air quality monitoring and promote sustainable practices in schools and colleges across the United States.
The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program is a joint initiative of Green Seal and Healthy Schools Campaign and was developed in partnership with recognized school facility management leaders.
It covers the full range of facilities management practices, including cleaning and disinfecting; integrated pest management; sustainable purchasing; HVAC and electric maintenance; indoor air quality testing and monitoring; training; and communication.
Healthy Green Schools & Colleges offers school facility professionals a 3-step process to improve indoor air quality and sustainability in their facilities:
“The pandemic has highlighted the importance of creating healthier indoor environments, yet many schools struggle to maintain facilities that support the health of all students and staff,” said Doug Gatlin, CEO of Green Seal. “This nationally available program addresses a critical gap by providing schools with the guidance and network to continuously improve the health and sustainability of their facilities.”
“Unhealthy indoor air, inadequate ventilation, and chemical exposure from cleaning and maintenance routines put the health of students and staff at risk and are linked to poor concentration and test performance,” said Sara Porter, Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Program Director and Vice President of External Affairs at Healthy Schools Campaign.
“This is a significant equity issue as these conditions are disproportionately found in schools in historically under-invested communities serving students from low-income families, and schools serving Black and Latinx students.
The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program addresses these systemic challenges and is designed to be accessible for any school district or university that commits to providing safer, healthier indoor environments.”
Learn more about the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program here.
Ecomesure, with its expertise in providing state-of-the-art air quality monitoring solutions, has been at the forefront of addressing the air quality challenges. Our innovative monitoring systems are designed to measure a wide range of pollutants, including particulate matter, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon dioxide (CO2), and more.
These systems offer real-time data and advanced analytics, allowing educational institutions to make informed decisions to protect the health of their communities.
Ecomesure's partnership with Healthy Green Schools & Colleges represents a significant step forward in ensuring that educational institutions prioritize the health and well-being of their communities. By working together, they are not only making classrooms and campuses healthier but also nurturing a generation of environmentally conscious individuals who understand the importance of clean air and sustainable practices.
This collaboration is a beacon of hope for a future where all educational institutions prioritize air quality and sustainability as fundamental elements of their mission.