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Healthy Air Checklist

Level of Effort

Medium

According to the American Lung Association, asthma affects the lives of over 7 million children under 18 in the U.S. and accounted for 14.4 million lost schools days in 2008. Find out if the air in your child's school is healthy to breathe.

Create a healthier learning environment for your school! Use a healthy air checklist. Going through this checklist lets you identify possible sources of indoor and outdoor air pollution that have an impact on the health of your school community, specifically those living with asthma. After you recognize possible air quality issues, find out the ways you can reduce or eliminate exposure to these hazardous sources.

First Steps 

 Learn more about asthma and the sources that can trigger asthma symptoms for students and staff at your school. 

How To 

  • Walk around the outside of your school building. Do cars and buses idle in front of your school building waiting to pick up students? Does your school have a 100 percent tobacco- free campus policy, including all outdoor facilities? Learn more about the policies you can support for your school in the Guide to Asthma Policy for Housing and Schools.

Project Resources

Find out what you can do to create a healthier school environment using tools from the Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative, or visit the American Lung Association website for additional information on asthma management. 

Green Apple Day of Service

Not in the U.S.? »

The Green Apple Day of Service, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects. Be sure to check out project ideas, read last year's highlights and register your 2014 project today!

Who we are

Green Apple is a global movement to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future.  Learn more »