Children enjoy greater health and well-being when they have access to natural areas, such as nearby parks, gardens, greenways, naturalized schoolyards and playgrounds, and natural landscaping around homes, schools, and gathering places. Access to natural spaces and outdoor activity can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, improve symptoms of asthma and attention disorders, and prevent life-long health issues.
Unfortunately, access to nature isn't equal for all kids. Children from communities of color, immigrant communities, and lower-income communities are less likely to have access to safe green spaces in their neighborhoods, and are less likely to feel comfortable exploring natural areas they can access, due to the current lack of diversity in many outdoor activities and racist policies that encouraged this segregation.
This year on Tuesday, October 12 we’re asking you to “Think Outside!” and celebrate CEH Day 2021 with us. Folks all across the US are planning a day of nature-oriented activities to raise the visibility of the need for increased, equitable access to safe green spaces for children and honor the important role nature plays in children’s health. To join, sign the pledge to Think Outside for Childrens’ Environmental Health Day 2021 and take some time to engage with nature in your own way: https://bit.ly/ThinkOutsideCEHDay21
Return to the CEH Day site Return to the CEHN Event Page Think Outside Promotional Toolkit Think Outside!For Children's Environmental Health Day 2021 This year on Tuesday, October 12 we’re asking you to “Think Outside!” and celebrate CEH Day 2021 with us. Folks all across the US are pla...