This Lead Poisoning Prevention Toolkit provides details on ways health departments can contribute to preventing lead poisoning by providing information, prevention resources linkage and support for the local agency in their jurisdictions that is responsible for ensuring compliance with the State of New Jersey’s new rental inspection requirements.
Baltimore, MD, December 20, 2023—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today awarded the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) a $50 million grant as part of its Environmental Justice Thriving … Continued
The report, researched and produced, by GHHI documents the extent of housing quality problems statewide and in the three Gateway Cities (Brockton, Holyoke, and Springfield) with a focus on lead paint and poor indoor air quality, and their devastating impacts on resident health. The Report also documents existing programs to address lead paint and poor indoor air quality and identifies the gaps in addressing these problems.
Climate Partners, of which GHHI is a member, has worked for over a year to bring forth a set of shared recommendations developed and strongly supported by a broad cross-section of Maryland organizations and communities. Our recommendations are informed by input from over one hundred community organizations and Maryland leaders, gathered through over a dozen town halls and roundtable events, over 25 interviews and consultations, surveys, and more. Please read the full report of our recommendations.
For decades, millions of Maryland residents, particularly those residing in and around Baltimore, have lived with poor air quality, leading to countless missed days of work and school, high rates of childhood asthma and emergency room visits, as well as premature death. Baltimore’s air pollution levels have consistently violated federal air quality standards under the Clean Air Act. Though the state is moving toward attainment, it will need to continue to demonstrate compliance with the federal standard. Reducing building equipment pollution is one way to ensure Maryland maintains safe ozone levels.
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is one of only 33 organizations to be awarded funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Education Grants Program. GHHI’s $100,000 grant will support efforts to educate Marylanders about climate change, actions that can be taken to reduce a household’s greenhouse gas emissions, and resources to assist with climate action. The GHHI project funded by this grant will focus on grassroots, cross-sector advocacy to advance healthy, climate change-resilient housing in the state.
Maryland’s Climate Pathway Report: Response and Recommendations BALTIMORE, MD (July 5, 2023) — Maryland Climate Partners, a coalition of more than one hundred environmental, faith, consumer advocacy, and social justice … Continued