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Welcome to the Pollution Prevention for Arts Education Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.

Background and Overview
This section contains information on the nature of the problem and reasons for focusing on pollution prevention in art education.

Reasons for Change
This section contains the rationale for eliminating unhealthy art practices and supplies from art education, including liability, regulatory, and health and safety issues.

Health Effects
This section provides current research and information on long- and short-term health effects (for students and instructors) associated with traditional art education practices.

Regulations and Policies
This section contains information on laws and regulations that provide guidelines for arts education pollution prevention and safety policies.

P2 Opportunities
Information in this section includes activities and materials, specific to the arts, that help reduce health-related issues and pollution prevention.

Consumer Education
This section provides sources for material information including material safety data sheets on commonly used art education supplies.

This section identifies arts education instructional materials and standards-linked curricula for grades K-12 and continuing education for arts instructors.

Glossary of Terms
Terms commonly used by pollution prevention, public health, and art education professionals are defined.

Green Products
This section identifies regional and national suppliers of non-toxic and least-toxic materials for art education.

This section acknowledges contributions of pollution prevention experts to this topic hub.

Key Contacts
This section lists key individuals and organizations able to assist with questions related to pollution prevention in art education. Additional contacts are available in the GLRPPR Contacts Database.

Complete List of Links
Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.


The Topic Hub™ is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

The Pollution Prevention for Arts Education Topic Hub™ was developed by:

Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
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Hub Last Updated: 7/31/2009

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).


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