Throughout the country, schools are back in session, and in honor of back to school, I wanted to share a great e-book that I stumbled upon from Healthy Child Healthy World. If you're not familiar with the organization, they are a nonprofit based in Los Angeles, California. Their mission is to spread the word about the dangers of toxic chemicals and how they impact children. The organization is involved in a lot of activities from lobbying Congress to petitioning companies that use dangerous chemicals in children's products to educating parents through various outreach programs.
The e-book, "Easy Steps to a Healthy School," focuses on eliminating chemicals from daycares and schools. The book is free and available to browse in full color online. The guide is divided into sections, the first eight of which focus on greening a particular aspect of the school with chapters devoted to cleaning supplies, art supplies, food, pesticides, air quality, the playground and daycare and preschools. The final chapter discusses challenges that could stand in the way of schools' efforts.
Completing the e-book are sections about being an advocate and taking action and a list of resources. The entire guide is very well written, insightful and easy to read. It's an eye-opening e-book for parents as well as for teachers and administrators. I encourage anyone with children to check out the free e-book. Let us know what you think once you've read it by posting a message in the "Comments" section.
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