Obtain a Proclamation
What is a Proclamation?
A proclamation is an official document granting or proclaiming recognition of a person, place or thing. Proclamations are granted at the discretion of the government and often involve "naming" a day or specific period of time in recognition of the honoree.
Why is a CEH Day Proclamation important?
A Proclamation of October 12th, 2017 as CEH Day from your governor or mayor is a show of their support for the right of all children to have access to clean air and water, safer food and products, and healthy environments and it helps raise awareness for children’s environmental health. Oftentimes, it is a commitment made at the state and local levels that most affect children in our communities, and that drive progress and ultimately lead to change at the federal level.
Mobilizes society and ignites action
Lastly, a Proclamation that recognizes October 12th, 2017 as CEH Day is a stepping stone for further actions that reduce children’s exposure to environmental hazards, educates parents and others charged with safeguarding a child’s welfare, and generates the momentum necessary to spark political change. Each year state and city governments can re-commit to CEH Day in October with proclamations and assess their progress in addressing key children’s environmental health issues important to their constituents.