Location, Location, Location: New Guidance for Locating Schools in a Healthy, Sustainable Way

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 1:00 pm EDT

Where communities choose to locate their schools plays a big role in the health of the students, local residents, and even the surrounding neighborhood. Fortunately, new guidance and tools are available for those striving to make decisions that are good for the pocketbook, as well as the health of their citizens and community.

During this sixty minute webinar, our panel will discuss the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's first-ever federal guidelines for locating school facilities and the model school siting policies for school districts developed by Public Health Law & Policy. They will also discuss how to use the Active School Neighborhood Checklist developed by the Arizona Department of Transportation and the policy recommendations in Helping Johnny Walk to School, from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

When: Tuesday October 11, 2011 1-2 p.m. EDT


  • Peter Grevatt, Director, Office of Children's Health Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Renee Kuhlman, Director of Special Projects, Public Policy, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Cynthia Melde, Nutrition and Physical Activity Manager, Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Sara Zimmerman, Senior Staff Attorney, National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity, Public Health Law & Policy

Join this expert panel and learn how these tools can be put to work in your community!

This webinar is part of the Safe Routes to School Coaching Action Network Webinar Series, developed by America Walks and the National Center for Safe Routes to School.

For more information please contact Michelle Gulley.

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