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New England State Agencies and Other Organizations

Connecticut (CT)

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Maine (ME)

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Massachusetts (MA)

  • Improving Environmental Conditions in Massachusetts Schools, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Service Center
    Links to resources from a variety of agencies on environmental issues in Massachusetts schools. Includes links to the Massachusetts Healthy Schools Council Subcommittee Checklist (updated February 2004) and the School Chemical Management Program Manual, working draft December 2005.
  • Green Schools Initiative, Renewable Energy Trust, MA Technology Collaborative
    Encourages school districts to construct or renovate school buildings that will cost less to operate and provide healthier learning environments for students.
  • Recycling, MA Department of Environmental Protection
    Solid waste management resource guide for schools:
    • classroom presentations
    • a manual for implementing school recycling programs
    • frequently asked questions about recycling and waste management
  • School IPM Program, MA Department of Agricultural Resources
    General information, checklists, notification forms, IPM plans, and other information pertaining to the requirements of "The Act to Protect Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides"
  • Massachusetts School IPM, University of Massachusetts (UMass) Extension
    General information, news/events, publications, and resources for schools, parents, and pest management professionals
  • Toxics Use Reduction Institute Community Grant Program, Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI), University of Massachusetts
    Local governments and independent school districts are amongst those eligible to apply for this funding. For projects that raise awareness and understanding about toxics use reduction at the local level.
  • Environmental Management System Implementation – Waltham Public Schools, Waltham, MA
    Waltham Public Schools has been implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on the ISO 14001 international standard.

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New Hampshire (NH)

  • Pollution Prevention in Schools, NH Department of Environmental Services
    Outreach and assistance to NH schools on a range of topics, including managing mercury and other hazardous chemicals, energy and water conservation, school bus idling and more.
  • Healthy School Environments, Environmental Health Program, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES)
    This site links together resources to help schools assess and address health, safety and environmental issues in school buildings. Includes a fact sheet on DES efforts to customize EPA's Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT) as well as the NH-specific customization of the software which may be downloaded at not cost.

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Rhode Island (RI)

  • Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs (PDF) (80 pp, 500 K), RI Department of Health
    Requirements issued by RI Department of Education and RI Department of Health address numerous environmental/health issues in schools, such as: mercury, pesticide application, asbestos, lead, radon, water supply, and chemical hygiene plans. Includes list of chemicals prohibited from use in schools (see Appendix A).
  • Chemical Hygiene Officer, Rhode Island Department of Public Health
    Chemical Hygiene Officers in Rhode Island's K-12 schools will find information to help them in their efforts to improve chemical management.

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Vermont (VT)

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