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State of California
The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum

www.calepa.ca.gov/Education/EEI/Curriculum
The first environment-based curriculum approved by the State Board of Education.  Units cover  standards in science and history-social science. Most lessons are designed for classroom use and tend to view the natural world from a "resource" perspective. The curriculum is the result of a multi-agency partnership whose current partners include the State Board of Education, Office of the Secretary for Education, Department of Education, and Natural Resources Agency.

Child Nutrition Programs

Washington, DC
(202) 694-5050
www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/ChildNutrition
This USDA Economic Research Service website features studies, reports, and other information about food assistance programs that exclusively or primarily serve children.

EnergySmart Schools
Washington, DC
(202) 586-9495
www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energysmartschools
U.S. Department of Energy public/private partnership to improve energy efficiency in K–12 schools. Website includes downloadable “Guide to Financing EnergySmart Schools.”

Environmental Education
Washington, DC
(202) 564-0443
www.epa.gov/enviroed
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency webpage provides information, resources, and links covering a broad spectrum of environmental education.

EPA Teaching Center
Washington, DC
(202) 564-0443
www.epa.gov/teachers
Information on curriculum resources and activities, community service projects, and environmental laws.

Green Building Basics
Sacramento, CA
(916) 341-6000   
www.ciwmb.ca.gov/GREENBUILDING/Basics.htm
Resources on sustainable building from the California Integrated Waste Management Board.

Grid Neutral Schools Program
Sacramento, CA
(916) 445-8100
www.dsa.dgs.ca.gov/OtherProg/gridneutral.htm
California Division of the State Architect program for creating campuses that generate as much electrical energy as they consume. The website includes a 43-page guide (not California-specific) to help schools and community colleges cut energy costs and achieve electrical independence.

Harvest of the Month: Network for a Healthy California
Sacramento, CA
(916) 449-5400
www.harvestofthemonth.com
This California Department of Public Health program offers educators tools and resources for creating hands-on opportunities that help students learn the importance of eating fruits and vegetables and being active every day. Website includes downloadable “How to Grow Healthy Students” guide.

Healthy School Environments
Washington, DC
(202) 343-9370
www.epa.gov/schools
Resource list from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, including downloadable Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT)—a free, customizable software program to help school districts evaluate and manage environmental, safety, and health concerns.

Healthy Youth!
Washington, DC
(800) 232-4636
www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and School Health provides resources for preventing health risk behaviors among children, adolescents, and young adults.

IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) Tools for Schools
Washington, DC
(202) 343-9370
www.epa.gov/iaq/schools
A comprehensive EPA resource to help schools identify, prevent, and correct IAQ problems.

Protecting Children’s Health
Washington, DC
(202) 564-2188
www.epa.gov/region02/children
This webpage from EPA’s Region 2 includes well-organized information and links to national resources and contacts.

School Meals
Alexandria, VA
(703) 305-2062
www.fns.usda.gov/cnd
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s School Meals include the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, and Team Nutrition.

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