TOXICS INFORMATION PROJECT (TIP)

LIBERTY GOODWIN, DIRECTOR

P.O. Box 40441, Providence, RI 02940

Tel. 401-351-9193, E-Mail: TIP@toxicsinfo.org

WEBSITE:  www.toxicsinfo.org

(Lighting the Way to Less Toxic Living)

 

 

SURVEY FOR SCHOOL MAINTENANCE DIRECTORS & STAFF

 

WHICH RHODE ISLAND SCHOOLS ARE USING GREEN CLEANING?

 

WHO IS HAVING HEALTH EFFECTS FROM PRODUCTS IN SCHOOL?

 

Please answer any questions about which you have knowledge or information, whether or not it relates to your own specific responsibilities!  If you have any questions, please contact Liberty at:

401-351-9193 or E-Mail:  liberty@toxicsinfo.org

 

I.  GREEN CLEANING

 

1.  DOES YOUR SCHOOL/DISTRICT USE “GREEN” (ENVIRONMENTALLY & HEALTH-FRIENDLY) CLEANING?  (With Third-party certified cleaning products such as; Green Seal, EcoLogo, EcoLabel?)

 

 

2.  IF YES, PLEASE DESCRIBE - WHAT PRODUCTS, WHAT PURPOSES?

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  DID YOU RECEIVE TRAINING ON USE OF THE NEW GREEN PRODUCTS?

FROM WHOM?  WAS THAT HELPFUL?

 

 

 

4.  HOW SATISFIED ARE YOU WITH THESE GREEN CLEANERS?

 

 

 

 

5.  HOW DOES THEIR COST COMPARE TO PREVIOUS ONES?

 

 

 

 

6.  ARE YOU AWARE OF ANY REACTIONS TO CLEANING PRODUCTS BY STUDENTS OR STAFF?  WHICH PRODUCTS AND WHAT HEALTH EFFECTS?

 

 

 

 

 

7.  ARE YOU AWARE THAT 74% OF PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA CAN HAVE ASTHMA ATTACKS TRIGGERED BY FRAGRANCE CHEMICALS?  DOES YOUR SCHOOL USE FRAGRANCED CLEANING PRODUCTS?

 

 

8.  WHAT WOULD ASSIST YOU AND THE SCHOOLS IN YOUR AREA IN MAKING THE TRANSITION TO GREEN CLEANING?

 

 

 

 

II.  INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

 

1.  DOES YOUR SCHOOL/DISTRICT USE PESTICIDES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS FOR PEST AND/OR WEED CONTROL?

 

 

2.  WHAT KIND, WHERE, AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE?

 

 

 

 

3.  HAVE YOU HAD ANY TRAINING IN LESS-TOXIC LAND CARE OR PEST MANAGEMENT?

 

 

4.  IF SO, HAVE YOU UTILIZED THAT IN YOUR WORK?  HAVE YOU OBSERVED OTHERS AT YOUR SCHOOL/DISTRICT USE SUCH METHODS?

 

 

 

5.  HOW SUCCESSFUL WERE THESE ORGANIC OR LESS TOXIC MEANS?

 

 

 

 

6.  ARE YOU AWARE OF ANY HEALTH EFFECTS/REACTIONS TO PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS?  FOR WHOM AND WHAT WERE THE SYMPTOMS?

 

 

 

 

 

7.  WHAT WOULD ASSIST YOU AND SCHOOLS IN YOUR AREA IN UTILIZING LESS TOXIC PEST MANAGEMENT?

 

 

 

 

III.  ANY OTHER COMMENTS - ANY THOUGHTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ABOUT THIS CONCERN.

 

 

 

 

 

OPTIONAL BUT HELPFUL :

 

WHAT SCHOOL DISTRICT DO YOU SERVE?_____________________________________

 

NAME & CONTACT INFORMATION: (E-Mail & Phone) __________________________________________

 

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