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April 24, 2012

Celebrating Healthy Schools

Leslie FieldsEnvironmental Justice is inextricably connected to the health of our communities - a fact that we're reminded of today, as the Sierra Club's Environmental Justice and Community Partnership program joins the Healthy Schools Network in celebrating 10 years of advocacy for young people. 

The Sierra Club is committed to improving the health of our communities, and through a group of dedicated Club organizers, we are fighting against dirty coal pollution in Maryland, water pollution in New Mexico, and toxic chemical plants in Detroit. 

Our work and the work of our community partners is so important because we know that in advocating for these communities, we are advocating for those most vulnerable to dangerous pollution - children. 

Healthy Schools Network works to improve indoor air quality for schools - watch this video to learn more about their work.

 

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Lisa Jackson, the mother of a child with asthma, spoke at the 2011 Healthy Schools ceremony about the importance of school air quality, since children spend the majority of their time in school and breathe in more harmful pollutants than adults.

-- Leslie Fields, Director of National Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships, Sierra Club

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