Schools Green Cleaning Engagement Strategy Looks Beyond District Limits

A new series of blogs on the Health Schools Campaign website shares inspiring stories about schools and universities that use engagement to strengthen their green cleaning initiatives.

One recent example highlights the efforts of Merv Brewer, assistant director of the Salt Lake City School District. Brewer is working to engage his peers in Utah and across the country.

The green cleaning program at Salt Lake City School District is built on a philosophy of engagement, from an education-first staff engagement policy to a supportive administration that advocates for its policies, the article said.

The program has extended its reach to engage professionals throughout the state and the country.

Salt Lake City School District is also known for its award-winning integrated pest management (IPM) program. IPM is a pest management strategy that minimizes the use of toxic pesticides.

The program at Salt Lake City district came the attention of the state board of health, and helped to influence state legislation called the IPM School Rule, which mandates that state school districts employ an IPM strategy.

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