Have fun learning how to design your space while being kind to the environment!
|Say It with Style||If Only I Could Have||Everyone Walks Between Me and TV||What a Deal||Would It Be Wood?||Finish It with Fabric||Stash My Stuff||Taking Care of Things||Why Clean?|
|Finishing the Look||Showcasing Your Favorites||Lights On||A Little Privacy, Please||Ideas for Accessories|
|Energy to Burn?||Energy to Save||Use Natural Resources Wisely||Down the Drain||The Sunny Side||The Windy Side of Energy||Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink||Our Global Footprint|
Success Indicator: You will be able to understand how cleaning can help people stay healthy and safe.
Life Skills Practiced: Healthy lifestyle choices and disease prevention.
Project Skills Practiced: Learning why cleaning is important.
Activity 1: Corner Critters
Use the EPA Asthma Home Environment Checklist (260 KB PDF) to investigate more reasons to keep your home clean. Identifying Moisture and Mold Sources in Houses (G1832) (736 KB PDF). This checklist is a tool to help evaluate an existing home for moisture problems and sources.
Activity 2: Go Surf
Find out more about asthma triggers in the home.
- EPA Indoor Air Quality site
- EPA Environmental Kids Club - Air Note: The "Air Quality Index" link at this site has moved. Click the link below to view it.
- Air Quality Index for Kids (by AirNow)
- G02-1463: Indoor Air Quality: Know the Asthma Triggers in the Home