The Green Strides Webinar Series: For All Schools Moving Toward the Pillars

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The Green Strides Webinar Series provides school communities the tools to reduce their schools' environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental education. It provides all schools access to the resources that help them move toward the Pillars of our U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award.

Sign up for Green Strides Webinar Series email updates to receive information on future webinars. All times are given as Eastern Standard. View past webinars here.

May 7, 2015, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. The Federal Guiding Principles Checklist in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®(EPA)

Register here. This webcast will teach federal energy and sustainability professionals how to use the ENERGY STAR® measurement and tracking tool, Portfolio Manager, to help ensure compliance with the Guiding Principles for High Performance Sustainable Buildings required by Executive Orders 13423 and 13514. The focus is on the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Existing Buildings.

May 12, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Introduction to Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)

Register here. Participants will learn about the various resources and programs CHPS offers, the CHPS implementation roadmap, upcoming resources that are under development at CHPS, the newest states developing CHPS programs and various examples of the programs CHPS offers. School district officials, design professionals, non-profits, product and service providers, students and any other stakeholders are invited to join CHPS staff for this informative introduction to the program.

May 14, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. IAQ and Health: Managing Asthma for Improved Health and Academic Outcomes (EPA)

Register here. Learn how to manage asthma in academic settings!

May 19, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Keeping Your School Free of Stinging Insects (EPA)

Register here. Join EPA's Center of Expertise for School IPM as they explore the ways to keep students and staff safe from stinging insects at your school. Stinging insects, mainly yellow jackets and wasps, present risks from their painful stings to potentially severe allergic reactions. In this webinar, you'll learn to identify these pests and the steps you should take to manage them as part of your Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.

May 20, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades (EPA)

Register here. Looking for a resource to help you protect indoor air quality (IAQ) and occupant health during energy efficiency upgrades in your school or district? EPA has a new resource to help. Join this session to learn about the Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades. The session will include a demonstration of the Energy Savings Plus Health Checklist Generator (XLS), a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that helps you create a custom verification checklist for both your building upgrades and concurrent IAQ assessment protocols for each step of the upgrade process.

May 21, 2015, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Ask the Expert: Office Hours on Campuses (EPA)

Register here. Portfolio Manager "Office Hours" is a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. There will be open Q&A for the first 15 minutes, followed by a short presentation on our focus topic for 35 or 40 minutes. The remaining time will be for open Q&A on any topic.

May 21, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Summer Meals: Using Traditional Media and Social Media to Make Your Program the Talk of the Town! (USDA)

Register here. Explore great examples and strategies to promote your Summer Meals program by using resources such as your local newspaper and radio or creating a Facebook page, and using Twitter!

May 26, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Portfolio Manager 101 (EPA)

Register here. Join us as we introduce and demonstrate the core functionality of EPA’s new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to: navigate the new Portfolio Manager; add a property and enter details about it; enter energy and water consumption data; share properties; generate performance reports to assess progress; and respond to data requests.

May 28, 2015, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Portfolio Manager 201 (EPA)

Register here. Continue to learn about EPA’s new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, with a deeper dive into more advanced functionalities such as: managing and tracking changes to your property uses over time; using spreadsheet templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; generating and using custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

All times are given as Eastern Standard

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