Emeryville District Passes First "Green Schools" Resolution
Emeryville, CA (May 10, 2005) - The Emery Unified School District Board (EUSD) passed the first, comprehensive framework resolution among schools in California that creates a broad vision to make Emeryville's schools healthy and environmentally-sound places to work and learn. The resolution is based on the work of the Green Schools Initiative, an organization whose mission is to improve the health and ecological sustainability of schools in the U.S.
"We are a school district that wants to make a difference," said Forrest Gee, President of the EUSD Board of Education. "Kids and teachers spend most of their day at school and we want our environment to foster their health and well-being – from the food they eat, to the air they breathe, and even to the paper and pencils and energy they use," added Gee.
Deborah Moore, Executive Director of the Green Schools Initiative, said, "We are pleased to see the Emeryville School District show such leadership by passing this resolution, and we hope this sparks interest among more and more school districts. Imagine if all schools in California became toxics-free, used recycled paper, conserved energy and served healthy food – it would make such a difference in our kids' health and the planet's health!"Read the full press release
Read the final text of the "Resolution for Healthy, Environmentally-Sound Schools"