One of the key components of the mission of the Go Green Initiative is to protect children’s health through environmental stewardship. At our core, we are a child advocacy organization that recognizes the health threat that environmental pollution and degradation pose to young people. Schools play a critical role in protecting students’ health by being mindful of the use of pesticides and other toxic chemicals around the school, eliminating sources of indoor air pollution, and working with the surrounding community to reduce the chance that water, soil and food is contaminated. Schools with active parent/teacher groups, such as PTA’s, can unite efforts at home and at school to keep kids healthy.