Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Science & Space

State & Federal Agencies Launch School Environmental Health Pilot Project in CA

See also

Today, January 16th, the EPA announced the launch of a new intergovernmental pilot project that will identify potential environmental health hazards facing students and staff at schools across Southern California.

More Photos

The program is a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control along with support from federal, state, and local officials. Named the “Southern California—Clean, Green and Health Schools Partnership”, the program is a six-month pilot project centered on cultivating a climate of collaboration between stakeholders, teachers and parents. Using a collaborative framework that includes monthly meetings, technical assistance, and creating a good platform for fostering communication within both agencies and the community.

According to the EPA’s latest Press release, the project plans calls for a will be divided into two groups: The “Core Group” - responsible for furthering the goals of the partnership, and the “Stakeholder Group” - which presents projects and issues to be reviewed by the partnership. Both groups include representatives from agencies, school districts and the community. This combined agency and community partnership will initially begin as a six-month pilot project, to be further evaluated afterward and determine if it should continue.

The hoped for results of this program among all parties, is that the project will not only improve communication among schools, community members, and federal, state and local agencies on the matter of environmental health and safety, but will also help identify facilities with compliance issues and the detection of environmental health issues that could potentially affect students and employees at schools.

The first kick off meeting for the Southern California—Clean, Green and Health Schools Partnership will be held on January 28, 2014 by the U.S. EPA, DTSC, CalEPA

Date/ Time: January 28, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Where: U.S. EPA Southern California Field Office
600 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1460, Los Angeles, CA 90017

PLEASE RSVP: Space is limited. To RSVP, receive information about upcoming meetings, and/or obtain detailed information on the pilot partnership, please contact Romie Duarte at Duarte.romie@epa.gov.

For more information you can contact:
U.S. EPA
Nahal Mogharabi, 213-244-1815, mogharabi.nahal@epa.gov

Advertisement

News

  • Baseball Hall of Fame
    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown welcomes six new inductees
    Video
    Video
  • 2012 do-over
    If we were to re-do the 2012 election, a new poll suggests Romney would win
    Politics
  • Boko Haram
    Boko Haram kidnaps the wife of the vice prime minister of Cameroon
    World News
  • Ceasefire breaks
    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu claims Hamas broke another brief ceasefire
    Gaza
  • Close call with CME
    Scientists tell how Earth survived a giant solar flare back in 2012
    Space
  • Comic-Con
    What's going on at Comic-Con? Get all the latest updates here
    Comic-Con