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EPA Celebrates ‘Children Health Month,’ Encourages Recruiting Students for ‘Energy Patrols’ at School

Posted By admin On October 7, 2012 @ 3:47 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Penny Starr
CNS News [1]
Oct 7, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is celebrating Children’s Health Month this October by providing information and health tips on its website [2], including the importance of energy efficiency in schools.

On the website page is a link to a 26-page EPA report entitled, “Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environment [3].” In the report’s chapter on Energy Efficiency, the EPA presents a box with items to help establish “Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Schools.”

One of the items in the box reads, “Educate students and staff about how their behaviors affect energy use. Some schools have created student energy patrols to monitor and inform others when energy is wasted.”

For example, the Arizona Public School’s website [4] provides information for setting up energy patrols. The website states “emphasize social action through environmental education gives students a chance to do something about environmental problems instead of just hearing about them.”

Full article here [1]

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[1] CNS News: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/epa-celebrates-children-health-month-encourages-recruiting-students-energy-patrols

[2] website: http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/chm-home.htm

[3] Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environment: http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/sensible_steps.htm/$File/Sensible_steps.pdf

[4] website: http://www.aps.com/my_community/EducationTools/learningcenter_2.html

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