US EPA uses Thunderclap to educate kids about pollutants

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by Tim Willmott : Be the first to leave a comment

October is Children’s Health Month in the USA. As the end of the month approaches, the EPA is taking a new approach to spread the word about simple ways people can protect kids’ health.

Children are more sensitive to pollutants: their bodies are still developing; they eat, drink, and breathe more in proportion to their body size; and their behaviour can expose them more to chemicals and microbes.

“We have simple tips for how to protect children from environmental harms, and we need your help to tell the world. We’re trying a new tool called Thunderclap to get the word out about the tips. Lend us your voice by allowing us to send a message to your social media followers.”

“Our first thunderclap will go out on October 31 at 2:00 pm EDT: “You protect your kids from strangers and bullies. What about harmful pollutants? http://thndr.it/HrlEHM

“How’s it work? You can sign up to let the Thunderclap system post that message to your Twitter, FB, or Tumblr accounts. Note that you’re only agreeing this one time, not to our future thunderclaps. It’s like a virtual flash mob – the messages will go out on everyone’s walls and feeds at the same time.”

“We need you because in order to send our thunderclap to protect kids, we need 500 people to sign up.”

Thunderclap is the first crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. If enough people support it, Thunderclap will blast out a timed Facebook Post or Tweet from all your supporters, creating a wave of attention.

Sign up to support the message:
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/5938-protect-your-kids

More information about children’s health:
http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/tips.htm

 

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