This is a great program that speaks to the special needs of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union, and Cabarrus County students!
Clean Air Carolina has done some great work in launching and promoting the program – see Clear the Air for Kids.
Help spread the word about the program! Sign up for the free webinar!
School Flag Program Announcement
This webinar is one in a series of webinars developed for the U.S. Department of Educations’ Green Strides Webinar Series.
The School Flag Program — Protecting Students’ Health Through Air Quality Awareness
Date: Wednesday September 19th
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
Register for this free webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/356754848
Ellen Wildermann with the U.S. EPA will describe how the School Flag Program can help schools improve the health and wellness of students and staff.
Children’s health protection is an essential component of green, healthy schools. EPA’s School Flag Program helps the school community be aware of outdoor air quality conditions so teachers, coaches, and students can take protective measures to reduce exposure to air pollution.
States, districts and schools may attend this webinar to:
· Discover how the flag program raises awareness of the air we breathe
· Understand how air pollution can affect the health of children, especially those with asthma
· Find out recommendations for modifying outdoor activities when air quality has reached unhealthy levels
Learn the simple steps to get the School Flag Program started at your school to ensure healthy learning environments. It’s low cost and easy!