Two Indiana ecological groups are converging to build their effect on issues that influence Indiana youngsters.
The Hoosier Environmental Council and the Improving Kids’ Environment associations made the declaration Thursday on Children’s Environmental Health Day and will meet up under the HEC flag.
“Though most of the environmental issues we have been working on at HEC benefit children in some way, we are looking forward to this merger as an opportunity to focus specifically on environmental threats to children’s health,” said Dr. Indra Frank, HEC’s ecological health director, in a news release.
The IKE has been managing ecological issues including kids for a long time. Their work incorporates being at the cutting edge of endeavors in the state to decrease harmful dangers to kids from lead, pesticides and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. In the interim the HEC has been the main association in ecological health for over 36 years.
By merging, they will worth as one association to lessen natural dangers to children. They will concentrate on three kids’ health activities, including propelling endeavors to lessen lead harming and guaranteeing children have clean water to drink and clean streams to play in.
“The legacy of IKE to protect Hoosier children from environmental threats is in good hands with HEC,” Margaret Frericks, active program director of the IKE, said. “HEC’s steadfast commitment to protecting Indiana’s people and environment made this merger a perfect match. I am excited about the children’s health initiatives to come under the leadership of HEC.”