| New York is a special
focus of our work. It is the country's third-largest K-12 public education system.
With support from a broad-based coalition led by
Healthy Schools Network, New York State has adopted
environmental reform policies embodied in a five-point,
child-centered set of "Guiding Principles for
School Environmental Quality". Healthy Schools
Network has since worked to secure new laws, funding,
and regulations to promote healthier school environments,
including the measures for occupant health in schools
under renovation, notice of pesticide use, bans on
arsenic and elemental mercury, and an executive order
on "green" cleaning products.