Climate Change

The Real History of Toilets

 

Spoiler alert: contrary to popular belief, Victorian mogul Thomas Crapper did not invent the modern flush toilet...but if he didn't, then who did? It's time to explore the real history of this ubiquitous bathroom necessity, and how it evolved into the porcelain flushers we all know and love today.

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from rudimentary systems used by close-knit communities in ancient Mesopotamia to today's high-tech plastic or porcelain thrones.

The Underground History of Sewers

 

Have you ever wondered what happens after you flush the toilet? Once you pull that lever, anything inside your porcelain bowl goes on a wild ride through miles upon miles of pipes and tunnels until it reaches its final destination — one which isn't where you think.

Join New York Adventure Club for a deep dive into the intricate systems of pipes and water tunnels that create our sewer systems, which we humans so often clog up in our daily lives.

NEHA Policy Statement on Climate Change

Climate change is affecting environmental health—the quality of air, food, and water in the communities where we live, work, and play. NEHA recognizes climate change as a world-wide environmental health problem that has health and safety impacts to individuals and communities. Environmental health professionals improve and protect the public’s health and create and sustain healthy communities. It is NEHA’s responsibility to support the capacity of environmental health professionals to address the health impacts of climate change with risk assessment, adaptation, and mitigation planning.

How Climate Change Impacts Health Workshop

How Climate Change Impacts Health Workshop

Join Dr. Natasha DeJarnett to for this free virtual workshop held as part of Faith in Place's annual Green Team Summit. This workshop will explore the many ways human health is connected to the warming planet. It will also dive into ways we can build emergency preparedness and community resilience in the face of such a complex crisis. Registration is free but required. Register today at https://www.greenteamsummit.org/register.

 

Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day with NEHA & Earth Day Network

50th Anniversary
April 22, 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.

Principles of Vapor Mitigation

This program will provide a full spectrum look into current practices of vapor intrusion mitigation system design and installation. The program will begin with a solid foundation of system design and a theoretical framework for functionality. Furthermore, it will delve into practical mitigation strategies along with the shortcomings of adapting antiquated inefficient design to modern mitigation systems in both retrofit and new construction scenarios.

Groundwater in Fractured Bedrock

The course is intended for geologists, hydrogeologists, environmental professionals, licensed site remediation professionals (LSRPs), remediation engineers, regulators, and corporate site managers responsible for the investigation and remediation of complex bedrock sites. Participants will improve their understanding of the hydrogeologic framework best used to represent sedimentary bedrock sites.

Ecological Risk Assessment

This two-day program provides attendees with a comprehensive overview of regulatory expectations of ecological risk assessments from both federal and state perspectives. Participants will learn to help clients understand how the ecological risk assessment process aids in developing realistic approaches to remediating sites. LSRPs will gain more perspective on the role that ecological risk assessment plays in establishing site clean-up goals.

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