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October 8, 2020: Children's Environmental Health Day

WHEREAS, the aim of Children’s Environmental Health (CEH) Day is to raise awareness about the importance of clean air and water, safe food and consumer products, and healthy environments for children’s health and development; and,


WHEREAS, CEH Day was created by the Children’s Environmental Health Network and was celebrated for the first time on October 13, 2016; and,


WHEREAS, CEH Day is observed on the second Thursday in October to celebrate the progress of the children’s environmental health movement and create a strong network of child health advocates; and,


WHEREAS, CEH Day is a national effort supported by individuals, non-profit organizations, and government agencies; and,


WHEREAS, CEH Day encourages individuals and organizations to raise awareness and understanding of children’s environmental health issues, seek improved protections for children, and perform acts of sustainability and environmental health and wellness; and,


WHEREAS, together, we can safeguard the health, safety, and well-being of children across Michigan;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 8, 2020, as Children’s Environmental Health Day in Michigan.