For the past 156 years, June 19th has been a celebration of justice and equality for the Black community. On June 19th, 1865, Black Americans in Galveston, Texas were told that all slaves in the United States were free – a full two and a half years after the official signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
For Women’s History Month 2021, we are honoring the exceptional women who are leading the Center for Environmental Health’s (CEH) work. A whopping 75% of CEH’s staff consists of women from all walks of life. We’d like to thank them for their dedication to making the world a safer place for all people.
Over the past year, anti-Asian hate crimes have surged nationwide. We at the Center for Environmental Health unequivocally support our Asian American and Pacific Islander brothers and sisters in these very difficult times.
Today, we’re taking a moment to celebrate the importance of women in protecting our public health—and to take action for a gender equal world. And we’re doing so by recognizing the incredible achievements of the women on CEH’s own staff.
Consumer advocate nonprofit Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has announced it has reached legally binding agreements with seven fast-fashion companies to remove the toxic metal cadmium from jewelry sold in stores and online across the country. Independent testing commissioned by CEH had found jewelry items sold at major national retailers, mostly at Ross, contained high levels of cadmium; many had metal components that were over 90% cadmium.
As the pandemic keeps us all physically apart, coming together virtually matters more than ever. Like many organizations, CEH has transformed our in-person events into online panels, virtual town halls, and other virtual events.
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, so do the needs of people throughout our communities. It’s important that we come together to help our neighbors as best we can, and especially to help the vulnerable and marginalized among us.
We are seeking a highly strategic Managing Director of Programs (MDP) to maximize the effectiveness of programs and provide leadership to program staff. Reporting to the CEO, the MDP is a newly developed role, and will be a key member of CEH’s Leadership Team, supervising up to seven Program Directors. The MDP will also collaborate closely with the Development Director and Communications Director to share our vision externally.
During the COVID-19 crisis, many of us are spending a lot more time in our yards tending to our gardens. And why not? Most gardens give us an easy opportunity to socially distance, we’re spending days upon days at home anyway, and we literally get to see the fruits of our labor. Some are also opting to grow their food in an attempt to…