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Celebrating 20 Years of Amplifying Science for Health

CHE turns 20 this year! We'll be marking this milestone in various ways throughout the fall, and hope you'll join us.

Our work together to address threats to human health from environmental risks continues to be relevant and urgent. Science now suggests that the health harms caused by chemical contamination is a global crisis commensurate with climate change and biodiversity loss. Addressing these interlinked crises effectively and equitably is the challenge before us.

Thank you so much for being part of the CHE community. We hope you'll join us in the coming months as we celebrate CHE's legacy and look to the future, together!

Listen to our CHE Cafés

To mark our anniversary we're hosting a series of informal, online conversations with leading thinkers, researchers and innovators in the field of environmental health and justice. Click below to listen to recordings or register for upcoming events.

CHE Café: What’s Next in Environmental Health? (December 2)

CHE Café: Cancer & the Environment (October 19, recording)

CHE Café: Environmental Health & Justice in the Arctic (September 20, recording)

CHE Café: Exploring the Past, Present & Future of Environmental Health (September 8, recording)

Help us reach our 20-for-20 fundraising goal!

To mark our 20th year, we hope to raise at total of $20,000 from individual supporters who support and appreciate CHE's efforts. We now have a challenge gift in hand that will match all donations up to that $20,000 total!

Please consider an online donation of $20 or more; if you make a monthly donation, the full year of your gift will be counted toward our goal. Thank you!

Hear from leaders in the field

We'll be sharing thought pieces from leaders in the environmental health field on the CHE blog throughout the fall, starting with a message from one of CHE's co-founders and our new director. Check back for frequent updates!

Two Decades of Progress in Environmental Health & Science Communication by Dr. Pete Myers

Generation X-Y-Z: Bridging the Gap Between Then and Now by Dr. Julia Varshavsky

Cancer and Chemicals by Dr. Margaret Kripke

CHE at 20: Amplifying Science, Partnering for Health by Kristin Schafer

Healthier Humans on a Healthier Planet by Steve Heilig

Celebration Gathering

We gathered in person and online to celebrate CHE's 20 years with a half-day event at Commonweal on Saturday, November 12. The afternoon featured reflections, storytelling and strategizing with environmental health leaders.

We had several "fireside chat" discussions with environmental health luminaries like Pete Myers, Tyrone Hayes and CHE's co-founders Michael Lerner and Steve Heilig. We heard stories from members of our dedicated advisory team including Ted Schettler and Sharyle Patton, and reflections on CHE's key role in sparking fertility and reproductive healthShore bird initiatives from Shanna Swan, Tracey Woodruff and Alison Carlson.

We also heard from new director Kristin Schafer about CHE's priorities going forward, and connected with many partners who've helped make CHE what it is today.

For those who were able to join us in person we enjoyed a sneak preview of Pete Myers' photo exhibit Bird life on the beach, which opened November 13 in the Commonweal gallery.