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