EARTH DAY 2021
April 22nd marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the United States has made tremendous progress improving air quality, cleaning up contaminated lands, and protecting our water resources. Join NEHA in celebrating Earth Day 2021!
Earth Day Twitter Chat (#EarthDayChat)
Monday, April 19
1–2 PM EDT
The National Environmental Health Association is proud to partner with ecoAmerica and their Climate for Health program in celebrating Earth Day 2021. For the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, NEHA will host a Climate Justice Twitter Chat on Monday, April 19th, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT.
Environmental health professionals work closely with their communities to ensure the safety of the resources we rely on every day, from the air we breathe to the food we eat and the water we drink. These resources are being affected by climate change, the greatest threat to global health. It affects human health through air quality, extreme heat, drought, wildfires, extreme storms, floods, vector-borne illnesses, and changing local weather patterns. Though global, the effects of climate change are inherently local. All people are susceptible to physical and mental health impacts; however, certain groups carry a heavier burden. Let's take this opportunity to initiate a conversation about how climate impacts justice and health and what can we do to fight the effects of climate change and build resilience. Join us in leading the conversation on how #ClimateChangesHealth!
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.
Primary - #EarthDayChat
Information & Resources
Climate for Health:
- Climate for Health Moving Forward Guide
- Let's Talk Health & Climate
- Mental Health and Our Changing Climate
- Climate for Health Talking Points
- Health Surpasses Jobs in Climate Action Support (March 2021)
- President Biden Sees Climate Change as a Justice Issue, Do Americans? (Feb 2021)
- Let's Talk Climate webcast series recording
- And more!
Earth Day Network: