Welcome, watchdogs.

CO Safe Schools helps community members who value education, health and safety understand, advocate for and achieve CO-safe school campuses.

Carbon Monoxide Detector with childrens
If I were to ask you if your school was protected against carbon monoxide danger, would you be able to tell me how and where?

For years, carbon monoxide (CO) awareness and safety campaigns have focused its language around residential properties, only recently moving into conversations regarding recreation and travel. 

This has left an incredible gap in conversation and understanding about the risk of carbon monoxide presence in commercial properties – where people believe they are safe and being cared for – when they're not. 

CO Safe Schools speaks specifically to the issue of carbon monoxide inside schools – commercial daycare, K-12 schools and college and university campuses. Our goal is to create CO-safe campuses nationwide, with your help of course.


Two hundred carbon monoxide incidents in U.S. schools and daycares.

2,400+ injuries of students and teachers on these properties.

Less than 8% were protected with detection devices. It's time for change.

It's time to understand the MODERN RISKS of carbon monoxide in today's educational + care environments.

Our first-of-its-kind Carbon Monoxide in US Schools + Daycares Case Study breaks it down for you.


"I was just your average mom. And then my kids were poisoned."

Today, it’s hard to meet anyone who hasn’t experienced a negative event in their life or community – but how many of those people have used that event to fuel meaningful change? 


What if you could be one of those people?


Community stakeholders come in all shapes and sizes – students, parents, voters, employers, elected officials, journalists – but no matter what group we fall into, we all have one thing in common: we’re all everyday people.


Many of us believe we’re not responsible for the well-being of anyone outside of our own bubble. Nikki Zellner, founder of CO Safe Schools, believes that needs to change.


In this provocative and humorous keynote, Nikki will make hearts race and minds change as she shares her journey from everyday mom to activist and law changer, revealing why we're all accountable for being watchdogs in our communities. 


Without a doubt, audiences will return to the world motivated to move from slacktivist to change maker–starting in their own backyard.


Remembering that there are people out there focused on things that no one else has focused on are doing tremendous good kind of lights a fire in me. There's not going to be a national story about how many lives will be saved or serious health problems avoided because of Nikki's advocacy and all the people who've joined her in thinking about carbon monoxide, but that has absolutely mattered in a really big way. And so that helps me remember that doing your part matters in a really big way."

- Beth Silvers, co-host of Pantsuit Politics