[de]Tox Thursdays

Positive Publicity

Positive publicity generated by a school that is protecting the earth not only buoys the spirits of the students, staff, and parents at that school, it also offers an opportunity to educate the broader school community on steps they can take to be stewards of the environment.

Each week Grades of Green will feature a toxic chemical found in schools and homes and explain why it is dangerous for students and the environment, and what you can do to get the chemical out of your home or school. Use this information to work with your school or District to eliminate toxic chemicals in the school and increase awareness in the community on what these chemicals are, why they are dangerous, and how you can avoid them. Studies show that students learning in a toxin-free environment have higher test scores and decreased absences. There are many green options available and now is the time to take action!

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