NEHA Celebrates Earth Day 2021
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 19, 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 the 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!