Top Ten Ways to Join the Fight for Children’s Health

1. Sign up to receive CEHP email alerts and updates
Sign up for the CEHP Action Network and receive updates and alerts from the Children’s Environmental Health Program (CEHP).  You will receive a monthly e-newsletter, information about how can take action to protect children’s health, and other exciting news from the campaign (no more than 3 a month!).

2. Tell a friend.
Use this simple form to tell your friends and family about what CEHP is doing protect children’s environmental health, and how they can get involved.

3. Switch to green cleaning products in your home.
Chemicals in traditional cleaning products can cause serious health problems in children, including, neurological disorders, learning disabilities, and reproductive problems.   Use our green cleaning resources to make the switch in your home, school, or wherever you use cleaning products.

4. Form a Green Flag Team in your school.
CEHP’s Green Flag Schools Program for Environmental Leadership provides a framework for students to become environmental leaders and contribute to positive change in their communities.  Through the program, students of all ages learn environmental concepts, investigate their schools, and identify solutions for making their schools safer and healthier.  Download the Green Flag start-up materials.

5. Donate to CHEJ!
We cannot do our work without your support. Please consider becoming a member of CHEJ today. Read more about the benefits of membership.

6. Form a School Environment Committee
Stay on top of factors impacting children’s environmental health in your school community.  Contact us for tips on how to develop a school environmental task force aimed at protecting children’s health in schools.

7. Complete the Back to School Environmental Checklist.
Is your school fully accessible to all students and staff with asthma, environmental, or learning, developmental, and physical disabilities? Do trucks, buses and cars load or idle well away from your school?  Are the cleaning products and science and art supplies in your school free of toxic substances?  Use our Back to School Environmental Checklist to find the answers to these questions and more, and make your school a safer and healthier place for students and staff.

8. Participate in a media event or day of action.
Help organize and participate in media events and days of action to help raise awareness and promote protective efforts around children’s environmental health.  If you’re interested in organizing a future media event or day of action, please contact us!

9. Write a letter to the editor.
Letters to the editor are the most widely read sections of newspapers, and can be very effective in spreading our message about children’s environmental health issues.  Contact us for talking points, sample letters to the editor others have recently submitted, and tips for getting your letter to the editor published.

10. Educate yourself.
Be sure to peruse our library of reports, information on green cleaning, pesticides, and indoor air quality, our list of sample policiies, and our PowerPoint presentations on a range of issues impacting children’s environmental health.  Be sure to also check out the websites of some of our partner organizations.