Obtain a Proclamation
Why is a CEH Day Proclamation important?
Obtaining a CEH Day proclamation 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.
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Mobilizes society and ignites action
A Proclamation that recognizes the second Thursday of October 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.
Has your city or state proclaimed CEH Day in past years? Check below then Use it!
If you have successfully obtained a proclamation for past CEH Days from your mayor or governor, thank you, and great work! Now let’s put that proclamation to work in helping to advance important campaigns affecting children’s environmental health in your community. Download the Proclamation Advocacy Toolkit for some sample social media messages (use hashtag: #CEHDay365), sample scripts for contacting your elected officials, and other ideas for making the most of your obtained proclamation.
Past CEH Day Proclamations
2021 Proclamations (click to expand)
California declared October Children’s Environmental Health Month
Rohnert Park, CA
La Mesa, CA
Chula Vista, CA
San Diego, CA
Lemon Grove, CA
Solana Beach, CA
2020 Proclamations (click to expand)
Montgomery County, MD
Sonoma County, CA
Gloucester Township, NJ
New York, NY
2019 Proclamations (click to expand)
New York, NY
2018 Proclamations (click to expand)
Ocean City, NJ