WASHINGTON — Recently, Regional Asthma Management and Prevention
(RAMP) worked with Assemblywoman Julia Brownley
, the California Teachers Association
, the Coalition for Clean Air
, the Environmental Working Group
and the Green Schools Initiative
to declare yesterday California Healthy Schools Day, according to a press release
According to the release, RAMP is a collaborative that promotes strategies for reducing asthma through a broad and comprehensive approach, which includes clinical management and environmental protection.
RAMP is also releasing a new tool, Green Cleaning in Schools: A Guide for Advocates
, to help local advocates address indoor air quality (IAQ) at their schools, the release stated.
For the past few years, RAMP partners have focused on moving to green-certified products and supported and worked directly on both educational and policy related efforts to minimize exposure to environmental asthma triggers in California
schools, the release noted.
As a result of these efforts, the California State Legislature
provided official recognition to the cause and now encourages educational establishments to take proactive steps to green their buildings, the release added.