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Children’s Health & Healthy Aging

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from the Eco-Justice Network

Protecting our bodies from the environmental triggers of chronic disease is a way we can honor God’s Creation for Earth Week and every day! The Eco-Justice Network of the National Council of Churches is hosting two webinars about environmental health, and to learn how we can improve the health of God’s people through healthy, mindful living from the womb through old age.

Healthy Aging for an Abundant Life May 15th at 2pm Eastern – Lifestyle choices such as chemical exposures in everyday products, diet, and exercise can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer. Tips will be offered on ways to reduce this risk and manage these health concerns. Join Dr. Ted Schettler and Ms. Maria Valenti from the Collaborative on Health and the Environment. Sign up here.

All God’s Children are Sacred June 19th at 1pm Eastern – Children are vulnerable to environmental triggers of asthma, cancer and other chronic diseases. Dr. Jerry Paulson, a pediatric physician, will discuss why children are vulnerable and some chemicals of concern to avoid. Hester Paul from the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s Eco-Healthy Child Care Program will provide tips to make your home and church kid-safe. Sign up here.

The Eco-Justice Program office of the National Council of Churches works in cooperation with the NCC Eco-Justice Working Group to provide an opportunity for the national bodies of member Protestant and Orthodox communions to work together to protect and restore God’s Creation. (Click here for a list of denominations which participate in the Eco-Justice Working Group.)

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