Moms Clean Air Force Trisha Sheehan’s child attends a NJ school with mercury contaminated floors. She brings this issue to her state senator, and in a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Sen. Booker mentions cases of mercury vapor in multiple schools across his state.
A new report by the Environmental Defense Fund details the major threats to public health and future generations from the Trump EPA attacks on the 2016 chemical safety law – the Lautenberg Act.
“95% of school buses in the US run on diesel. But we know there’s no safe level of exposure to diesel exhaust for children,” says new report. Students and their communities, breathe exhaust fumes every single day. That diesel plume – a harmful carcinogen – contributes to lung cancer, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses.
New study tells us children are great educators. It suggests that young people involved in climate marches and demonstrations could influence the views of their parents.
Read about the National Science Teachers Association’s statement supporting the teaching of climate science in classrooms across the country.
Read about a Pennsylvania mom who became an outspoken anti-fracking activist after her daughter’s health problems were traced to benzene exposure.
Our 2018 National Healthy Schools Day Twitter Chat focuses on lead in schools and childcare facilities. There is no safe level of lead!
Read about a grassroots movement in Idaho to stop the legislature from stripping schools of climate science education. Students, teachers, and parents made their voices heard!
Learn how kids can become responsible stewards of our planet in the future. Read our profile of KidsGardening, the national resource educating families about this important activity.
When wildfires are extinguished, they can leave behind dangerous wildfire smoke. Read one Montana mother’s first-hand report of raising children where the air is unhealthy to breathe.
Learn how schools can and should be part of the adaptation system communities put in place to deal with climate change related extreme weather events.
Read three inspiring stories that showcase the silver lining in the destruction that extreme weather disasters leave behind.