Children spend 1000 hours a year
in school and child care.

Help us protect them there.

Healthy schools make for healthy learning. Which is why we teamed up to help schools, child care centers and after-school programs in Allegheny County address environmental hazards, like lead and radon, to keep children healthy and safe in the places they learn.

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Grant FAQ

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Upcoming training

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For more information, please email us at kara@womenforahealthyenvironment.org
or call 412-404-2872.

Attend an in-person training

Mold, Lead and Radon Training

Tuesday, March 10, 8am – 12pm
For more information, please email Ellen Conrad at ellenc@gbapgh.org.

Air Quality in Makerspaces and Special Use Classrooms

Thursday, April 9, 9am – 12pm
For more information, please email Kara Rubio at kara@womenforahealthyenvironment.org.

Be a champion for your school,
learning center or after school program.

Lead and radon are invisible hazards in every building. Learn about the environment in your children’s learning center, the impact hazards can have on children’s health and take action.

Our current champions

Learn more

LEAD: Facts about hidden hazards

Download one of the following pdfs.

CDC LEAD
OVERVIEW
FACT SHEET
SCHOOL
CHILD CARE

RADON: Facts about hidden hazards

EPA RADON
CDC RADON

1000 Hours a Year:
Protect where children learn.

Project puts ideas into action.

The science is clear; lead and radon impact a child’s development, growth and learning. That’s why we developed the 1000 Hours a Year Project and committed to helping improve the environments where children learn to keep kids safe, healthy and learning. The 1000 Hours a Year Project was made possible through generous funding from The Heinz Endowments and talented staff from Women for a Healthy Environment¹s Healthy Schools PA and Green Building Alliance’s Green and Healthy Schools Academy.

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