Children's Environmental Health Day is October 12, 2017
The inaugural 2016 Children's Environmental Health (CEH) Day, held on October 13, 2016, had wide participation across agencies, organizations, communities, and individuals. Check out some highlights below, and endorse the Day (button above) to keep abreast of exciting plans for next year's CEH Day:
View the video message from U.S. EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, endorsing CEH Day!
View photos from the inaugural breakfast event held at Busboys & Poets in downtown Washington, DC.
Read the poem written for and recited at the breakfast event by CEHN's 2016 NOW Youth Leadership Awardee, Ms. Nidhi Bhaskar.
Despite the many successes and advancements in the field of children’s environmental health over the past few decades, today’s children face an epidemic of illness and chronic diseases linked to environmental exposures and our changing climate. As stated in the Blueprint for Protecting Children’s Environmental Health and Urgent Call to Action, there is an urgent need to put children and families back into the forefront of our nation’s actions regarding health and environment.
All working in the field of children’s environmental health must rally and work together to meet this need; to raise awareness and understanding about the critical issues facing our most precious resources; and to mobilize action. As a means to create a children’s environmental health movement and a strong network of advocates, CEHN has spearheaded the establishment of Children’s Environmental Health Day (CEH Day), to be celebrated every second Thursday of October during Children’s Health Month.
Please help us raise awareness and visibility of children’s environmental health issues. Show your commitment to protecting and improving children’s environmental health by endorsing CEH Day. Click the “Endorse” button above and Join the Movement, then tell your friends to sign up as well!
Download and share the CEH Day 1-Pager