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Children’s Environmental Health Listserv: Children’s Health Month
October 5, 2011, 10:18 am
Filed under: News

October is Children’s Health Month!  Created by Congress in 1928, Children’s Health Month is an opportunity to increase public awareness of what we, as parents, caregivers, and public officials, can do to more effectively promote growing, learning, and thriving through the early years of life.
 
The EPA’s theme for this year’s Children’s Health Month is Celebrating Clean, Green, and Healthy Schools!  EPA will be coordinating a number of activities, centered around schools, throughout the month of October and beyond to educate parents, care givers, and the general public about the importance of establishing clean, green, and healthy schools including:
 
•         International Walk to School Day (October 5):  International Walk to School Day is a global event where communities from over 40 countries walk and bike to school on a single day. On October 5th and throughout the month of October, many students, parents, and teachers in communities around the world will be walking and bicycling to school in celebration of International Walk to School Day.
•         Webinar Series:  EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection and the Office of Sustainable Communities are working with the National Trust for Historic Preservation on a three-part webinar series focusing on School Siting and Healthy, Sustainable and Community-Centered Schools.
  October 11: Location, Location, Location: New Guidance for Locating Schools in a  Healthy, Sustainable Way.
  October 18: Locating Schools for Better Health, Environmental, Fiscal, Equity, and  Community Outcomes: Actions States Can Take.
  October 25: School Siting – How to Address the Environmental Justice and Preservation  Dilemma.
•         Live chat (November 1):  EPA will be working with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to host a live chat on School Siting and Community-Centered Schools.
 
Additional information on these and other events across the nation can be found on the EPA’s Children’s Health Month website at http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/chm-home.htm

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