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EPA recognizes Philadelphia School District

March 10, 2011

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given recognition to the Philadelphia School District for initiating a comprehensive plan to improve indoor air quality at more than 360 buildings owned by the district, according to a press release.

"Children are 30 percent of the world''s population, but they are 100 percent of our future," said Diana Esher, Air Protection Division director in the EPA''s mid-Atlantic region.

"Everyone wants their children learning in classrooms with healthy air free of indoor pollutants. Healthy schools are essential for children''s well being, learning and development," Esher added.

EPA''s Great Start Award recognizes schools and school districts that are taking steps to make the indoor air quality in their buildings healthier for students and faculty, the release stated.

Throughout the past year, the EPA has been working with the Philadelphia School District to create an indoor air quality management committee and get underway with indoor air improvements, the release noted.

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