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Meals that Heal: Bridging the Gap of Food Inequities at School 3/14/23
Across the United States, schools are going back to basics in the lunchroom–serving healthier food on better foodware. Meet some of the changemakers fighting against systemic problems like food insecurity, toxic chemicals in foodware, and food waste during this lively town hall. “Lettuce” learn together! Watching the recording.
The Great Indoors: Keeping Your Home Free of Toxics on 11/16/22
Did you know invisible pollutants in our indoor air can be harmful to our health? In this virtual town hall, we will learn from experts the Dos and Don’ts of creating a healthy home and how we can stem the tide of unnecessary industry-created chemicals that find their way into our homes. For 26 years, CEH’s Built Environment program has worked to clean up the furniture and flooring product categories by partnering with large institutions to leverage their purchasing power and transform markets away from toxic materials and towards health-protective practices. Watch the recording.
This virtual town hall featured a special guest who is a student fighting for safe foodware in her school along with a panel discussion where we delve into the process of how manufacturers are eliminating PFAS from disposable foodware with the brand new GreenScreen Certification. This town hall’s featured speakers were Randall Miller, Managing Director of Programs at CEH; David Fridland, Sustainability Maven at ECO-Products, PBC; Mark Rossi, Executive Director at Clean Production Action (CPA); and Sue Chiang, Food Program Director at CEH. Watch the recording.
Our town hall featured CEH Executive Director, Michael Green, in conversation with two international health experts about the devastating consequences of toxic chemicals on human reproduction and other species we share the planet with. This town hall featured Dr. Shanna Swan, Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Dr. Tyrone Hayes, Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. Watch the recording.
This CEO Call brought together our CEO Michael Green and members of our staff and the Board of Directors to discuss CEH’s impact in 2020 and our vision for the future. We talked about how the field of environmental health is evolving and uncovered bright spots for our collective future. Watch the recording.
Our third town hall featured CEH Executive Director, Michael Green, in conversation with environmental health leaders and advocates about the benefits of Proposition 65, the innovative California public health law that has protected millions of residents across the country from exposures to toxic chemicals. This town hall’s featured speakers were Martin Wolf, Director of Sustainability and Authenticity at Seventh Generation, Inc.; Leticia Ayala, Healthy Kids Campaign Director and Leadership Development Director at Environmental Health Coalition; and Tony Stefani, Founder and President at the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation. Watch the recording.
Our second town hall featured CEH Executive Director, Michael Green, in conversation with leaders on the frontlines of climate change and environmental health issues about why the 2020 election is more important than ever for environmental health and justice. This town hall’s featured speakers were Barbara Boxer, former U.S. Senator of California; Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, North America Director of 350.org; and Mustafa Santiago Ali, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization for The National Wildlife Federation. Watch the recording.
Our first town hall featured CEH Executive Director, Michael Green, in conversation with health experts about how reducing exposure to toxic chemicals in your home can help you stay healthy during a pandemic. This town hall’s featured speakers were Dr. Vin Gupta, a pulmonologist and global health expert who has been featured on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times; Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, President & CEO of ECOS; and Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes, Professor of Integrative Biology at University of California at Berkeley who focuses on endocrine disrupting contaminants, particularly pesticides. Watch the recording.