Thursday September 30th
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $20.00 (includes Go Green Rating Scale)
Everyone is talking about “green”. We know that green is a critical element of program quality, but what exactly is it and how do we know when we get there? The Go Green Rating Scale for Early Childhood Settings (Redleaf Press) sets the national and international standard for environmental health and stewardship in the early care setting. The rating scale contains 64 guidelines and over 300 measurable criteria covering everything from pesticides to plastics, cleaners to conservation, organics to air quality, and more. Each guideline is measured on a graduated scale, leading the user toward clear and quantifiable best management practices. This interactive training will include hands-on demonstrations and group problem solving so that participants will feel comfortable assessing their sites, developing a ‘green plan’, and communicating to parents about the reasons and incentives for change. Each Participant registered for this session will receive a FREE GO GREEN RATING SCALE signed by Phil!
About Phil Boise
Phil Boise is a nationally recognized leader in environmental health and sustainability. He directs GreenCare for Children in Santa Barbara, California; and is the author of the Go Green Rating Scale for Early Childhood Settings and other publications. His enthusiastic hands-on approach to problem solving yields practical solutions to common challenges. Mr. Boise has worked with early care programs, schools, parks, landscape professionals, and ranchers on sustainable resource management and pesticide reduction for more than 25 years. He has served on the California Child Care Asthma Initiative Advisory Committee, the Santa Barbara County Child Care Planning Council, the California School IPM (integrated pest management) Advisory Committee, and the Hollister Ranch Cattle Cooperative Board of Directors.