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Join Us to Put Our Youngest First on Children’s Environmental Health Day 2019

All children need healthy environments to thrive--clean air and water, safe food and products, and healthy places to live, learn, and play.

Despite the many successes and advancements in the field of children’s environmental health over the past few decades, today’s children still face disease and developmental disabilities linked to environmental exposures and our changing climate. ZERO TO THREE is proud to partner with the Children’s Environmental Health Network to celebrate Children’s Environmental Health Day October 10.

On October 10, we’ll join the Children’s Environmental Health Network to raise awareness about how our environment impacts our youngest community members and how parents, professionals and health care providers can act.

Here’s what you can do to join ZERO TO THREE and the Children’s Environmental Health Network in celebration of Children’s Environmental Health Day:

1. Raise awareness on social media with the hashtags #CEHday #ChildrenAtTheCenter. Get sample language and images here.

2. Participate in the Children’s Environmental Health Day Twitter Chat on October 10 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Did you know, approximately 65 million children attend schools and childcare facilities in the United States? Children’s Environmental Health Network will host and moderate a one-hour Twitter chat on Healthy Learning Environments. Learn more about how learning environments can impact health, as well as what’s being done to protect children in these settings, the challenges, and more. All are welcome to participate!

To participate, follow @CEHN and RSVP. Follow along when @CEHN starts posting questions at noon ET and share your thoughts and ideas. All tweets must use the hashtag #CEHchat.

3. Obtain a Proclamation. Request that your mayor or governor proclaim October 10, 2019, as Children’s Environmental Health Day. See the proclamation templates and get helpful tips.

4. Share your story. Be an advocate for someone you love. Share how the environment has affected the health of your child or share your journey of discovery and learning about environmental hazards.

5. Take on a leadership role. Be a leader in your community and neighborhood. Find ideas to help spread awareness of children’s environmental health.

  • Author

    Danielle Robbio

    Senior Communications Manager, HealthySteps