In uncertain times, we find ways to come together

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. 

We received rave reviews on our first home-focused Virtual Town Hall which took place on August 21, 2020, so if you missed it, you can watch it now. During the event, our panel of experts provided a reassuring and innovative take on how people can protect themselves and their families from the coronavirus. 

These virtual events have taken on a new importance in 2020 as we all work to protect ourselves from the coronavirus. In an attempt to keep homes coronavirus-free, many people are using more chemical cleaners and disinfectants, while inadvertently bringing more toxic chemicals into their homes. Because of this, It’s more important than ever that we talk about the things we’re bringing into our homes.

Following the success of our first town hall, we are excited to announce that our next nation-focused Virtual Town Hall will take place on October 2nd, 2020. This next virtual event will focus on the upcoming election and why it matters so much for environmental health and justice. You won’t want to miss it. Register now.

Our CEO Michael Green participated in the first Virtual Town Hall as well as one more recent event that you’ll want to check out. Here’s a quick recap of both:

CEH hosted our first Virtual Town Hall on “How to Keep Your Home Healthy During a Pandemic.” Michael Green was joined by Dr. Vin Gupta, a pulmonologist and global health expert; Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, President & CEO of ECOS; and Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes, Professor of Integrative Biology at University of California at Berkeley. Together, they discussed how reducing exposure to toxic chemicals in your home can help you stay healthy during a pandemic. Check out our event page where you can find the recording as well as answers to frequently asked questions submitted by attendees.

Michael also joined a Q&A panel on the ground-breaking film “Dark Waters,” which tells the story of a landmark legal case against the DuPont chemical company. Michael answered questions alongside legendary lawyer Rob Bilott, who was portrayed by Mark Ruffalo in the film, and other environmental leaders. If you’ve seen the film, this Q&A will deepen your appreciation for it, and if not, this is sure to hook your interest. Watch the recording on Facebook.

As the pandemic continues, Michael and the rest of our team will be hosting and participating in other virtual events about how to stay safe and healthy during this challenging time. Sign up for email updates to stay informed about upcoming events, and reach out to us if you’d like to have Michael be part of your event.