Thank You for Celebrating Earth Day 2020 with NEHA

Thank you for celebrating Earth Day 2020 with NEHA

Earth Day 2020

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) proudly celebrated Earth Day 2020 with Earth Day Network on April 22, marking 50 years 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. The Earth Day 2020 theme was “Climate Action.”

In honor of this historic celebration, NEHA participated in several interactive activities.

NEHA Staff Emissions Survey

NEHA conducted an internal Emissions Survey with Denver and Washington D.C. staff regarding their morning and evening commute to work. The results from this survey display our positive environmental impact of teleworking and highlight potential areas where we can grow this impact.

The following graphics summarize the results from the survey:

30 total gallons of gas saved per day of teleworking   NEHA staff saved 25,520 total pounds of CO2 per year by teleworking one day per weekNEHA staff saved 601 pounds of CO2 per day by teleworkingNEHA staff commute an average of 855 miles every day to work 








We conducted a similar survey for World Environmental Health Day in the Fall of 2019 and was featured on Climate for Health’s blog post and in the March edition of the Journal of Environmental Health

Earth Day Twitter Chat (#EarthDayChat)

NEHA, the Environmental Law Institute and Climate for Health hosted an Earth Day Twitter Chat on April 21. 123 Twitter users from around the world gathered to discuss climate action and what steps they are taking to combat the challenges of climate change.

#EarthDayChat Results

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Thank you to everyone who participated in this informative and insightful discussion!

Check out our What Earth Day Means to Me blogWhat Earth Day Means to Me

NEHA created the What Earth Day Means to Me campaign to hear from members, affiliates, staff, and all environmental health professionals and learn what Earth Day means to them. Visit our blog to read responses from the campaign.

Thank you to all who participated in our Earth Day 2020 activities and made it a successful and memorable celebration. We look forward to Earth Day 2021!



Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020