EARTH DAY 2020
The National Environmental Health Association is proud to join Earth Day Network in celebrating Earth Day 2020 on April 22. This year marks 50 years of Earth Day.
Together, we find ourselves in an extraordinary situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past few weeks, things have moved very quickly and this pandemic is affecting all of our communities, families, and ways of life. Environmental health professionals are providing expertise, research, and dedicated efforts to assist in the response to COVID-19. NEHA is sensitive to the ongoing efforts and understands the necessary prioritization of COVID-19 responsibilities. If capacity allows, we hope you will join us in participating and celebrating Earth Day 2020.
The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge—but also the vast opportunities—of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.
In honor of this historic celebration, NEHA has planned various activities throughout Earth Day week.
Earth Day Twitter Chat (#EarthDayChat)
Tuesday, April 21
2–3 PM EDT
NEHA, the Environmental Law Institute and Climate for Health are partnering to host an Earth Day Twitter Chat on April 21! The theme for the chat is “Climate Action.” Environmental health professionals work closely with their communities to ensure the safety of the resources we use every day; from the air we breathe to the food we eat and the water we drink. These resources are being affected by climate impacts. Let's take this opportunity to initiate a conversation about how climate impacts health and what can we do to fight the ill effects of climate change and build resilience.
Twitter Chat Toolkit
Download our Twitter Chat toolkit for complete details on participating in the chat. The document includes the questions that will be asked during the chat and at what times.
Use the official hashtag #EarthDayChat in your tweets so users can easily look up your tweets and can join in on the conversation. You can also use the following hashtags to expand the discussion:
What Earth Day Means to Me
NEHA has planned a social media campaign to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We want to hear from members, affiliates, staff, and all environmental health professionals and learn what Earth Day means to them.
To join the discussion, post a photo of yourself or your group on social media with a message describing what Earth Day means to you. Be sure to use the hashtag #NEHAEarthDay.
Example: “Earth Day means I must use my voice to ensure that vulnerable populations have a seat at the table regarding environmental health burdens that inequitably threaten their health. #NEHAEarthDay”
Get creative! Post photos of yourself or group working in your field and share with the world what you are seeing in your community.
Information & Resources
Earth Day Resources
NEHA is sensitive to the ongoing efforts and understands the necessary prioritization of COVID-19 responsibilities. We thank and support public and environmental health professionals during this much needed time of education, response and resilience.