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Children’s Environmental Health Day


WHEREAS, Children’s Environmental Health Day was created on October 13, 2016, by the Children’s Environmental Health in order to safeguard the health, safety, and wellbeing of the United States’ most vulnerable population; and

WHEREAS, Children’s Environmental Health Day is an opportunity to celebrate progress of the children’s environmental health movement and create a strong network of child health advocates; and

WHEREAS, this day, to be celebrated annually on the second Thursday of October, is a national effort supported by individuals, non-profit organizations, and government agencies; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia encourages individuals and organizations to seek improved protections for all children and to perform acts of sustainability; and

WHEREAS, Children’s Environmental Health Day raises awareness for the importance of clean air and water, safe food and consumer products, and healthy environments on a child’s health and development; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize October 14, 2021, as CHILDREN’S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.