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EnviRN: Greening Your Childcare Facility Webinar
July 14, 2010, 10:00 am
Filed under: Education and Grant Opportunities, Events, News

July 21, 2010                     
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 There are approximately 6.6 million children in the mid-Atlantic Region
 and about 9.7% of them have asthma.  These children may spend up to 10
 hours a day in an environment such as a school or childcare setting.
 Many of these buildings are old and in poor condition and may have
 environmental conditions that inhibit learning and pose increased risks
 to those inside.  Therefore, it is very important to ensure that these
 facilities are as safe as possible.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 Office in
 collaboration with the Southeast Pennsylvania Area Health Education
 Center; the Philadelphia School and Community Integrated Pest Management
 Partnership; the Women’s Health and Environmental Network; and the
 Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment will be
 holding a webinar on green cleaning, integrated pest management and an
introduction of the Region 3 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty

 If you are a childcare owner or worker interested in improving your
 indoor air quality or ensuring an environmentally friendly facility,
 then this is the webinar for you.  For more questions or to register
 send an email to the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the
 Environment at or call 866-622-2431.


OEC: What’s In The Air?
July 14, 2010, 9:48 am
Filed under: Advocacy, Education and Grant Opportunities, Events, News

Join us for “Air Pollution & the Capital City: A discussion on ozone pollution.”

Watch the acclaimed film, Air: The Search for One Clean Breath, and participate in a panel discussion with health experts, community leaders, and environmental experts about the air quality in central Ohio.

Have your questions answered and learn what you can do to reduce air pollution for you and your family. Each session is free (RSVP required).

Panelists include representatives from the Ohio Environmental Council, MORPC, Clean Fuels Ohio, Timothy Buckley, Ph.D., CID (OSU School for Public Health), and other health advocates.

First Session: Monday, July 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Second Session: Monday, July 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
111 Liberty Street, Columbus, OH 43215

RSVP to Lisa Estrella at or (614) 487-7506.

David R. Celebrezze, or (614) 487-7506.

For agenda and more information, visit
Presented by the Ohio Environmental Council and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

ANHE: Knowledge Network Free Webcast
July 14, 2010, 9:37 am
Filed under: Education and Grant Opportunities, Events, News

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

You are invited to a free webcast about an exciting new resource on environmental health and nursing: the Knowledge Network.

When: Monday, July 19th @ p PM Eastern

To Register: Send a request to Katie Huffling at

Space is limited, please register early.

The Knowledge Network is an online learning environment for nurses.  Whether you have a mission to accomplish, are looking for professional development or seeking other like minded professionals for collaboration, the Knowledge Network is available online anywhere and anytime.

In the Knowledge Network, everybody is both a learner and a teacher.  The entire membership makes up a common collegial community where knowledge and experience is shared.

GGHC: Green Guide Launches v2.2 Operations Pilot
July 14, 2010, 9:29 am
Filed under: Events, News

The Green Guide for Health Care welcomes our Operations Pilot project teams that have joined this first-of-its-kind one-year program, conducted in collaboration with Practice Greenhealth! The Green Guide for Health Care’s Operations Pilot program is open to healthcare organizations engaged in green operations initiatives, based on Green Guide v2.2 Operations section. 
The purpose of the Pilot program is to engage a diverse group of health care facility project teams to ‘test drive’ the Green Guide v2.2 Operations credits and report on their experiences over a one-year period. This will inform the future revision of the Operations section, refine development of templates and reporting tools, and allow us to sharpen the performance metrics.  We also will be able to aggregate performance data to better understand  trends and patterns as healthcare organizations implement the broad spectrum of operations-related strategies included in the Green Guide v2.2 Operations section.
The value of the Pilot program is to be a leader engaged in a community of practice of like-minded hospital people interested in the same work. Find out more about the v2.2 Operations Pilot Program at!

EPA Children’s Environmental Health Listserve: HUD Announces Tracks for 2011 Healthy Homes Conference
July 9, 2010, 10:19 am
Filed under: Education and Grant Opportunities, Events

Please join your friends and colleagues at the 2011 National Healthy Homes Conference! This year’s theme, “Leading the Nation to Healthy Homes, Families, and Communities,” reflects the growing demand for building and sustaining housing and communities that are healthy, safe and green for America’s families. Visit:

EPA Children’s Environmental Health Listserve: Children First-Promoting Ecological Health for the Whole Child
July 9, 2010, 10:12 am
Filed under: Education and Grant Opportunities, Events

October 1, 2010
 University of California, San Francisco
Registration now open, early bird $35
Pediatric Integrative Medicine embraces a holistic, whole-child approach, specifically examining the context – the ecology – in which optimal health and wellness is promoted. This groundbreaking one-day symposium will highlight a range of interacting factors that influence child health and development, including nutrition, education, socio-economic status, exposures to toxic chemicals, and access to preventative health care. Leaders in these fields of expertise will also describe model programs and concrete steps toward creating optimal and sustainable environments in which children can thrive and reach their full potential.
This symposium is open to health professionals, research scientists, parents, school administrators, teachers, policymakers, city planners, nutritionists and all others concerned with ensuring children have the best possible environments in which to grow and develop. Note the meeting will be held the day before the start of the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in San Francisco.

EPA Children’s Environmental Listserve: 8th Annual Conference on Children’s Health and the Environment
July 9, 2010, 10:11 am
Filed under: Education and Grant Opportunities, Events

The 8th Annual Conference on Children’s Health and the Environment
Healthy Homes, Healthy Schools September 24th, 2010, Washington, DC
Join us for the 8th Annual Conference on Children’s Health and the Environment. The conference is targeted to health care providers, public health professionals and the interested public. Continuing education credits (CME, CHES, CNE and CEU) will be available to participants.