EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Joins EDF & LULAC for Earth Day Twitter Town Hall

April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, in honor of Earth Day, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to host a Twitter Town Hall regarding environmental impacts on Latino health.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be answering questions regarding how the Latino community is disproportionately impacted by climate change, and what we can do to protect ourselves.

Tomorrow’s Twitter Town Hall kicks off a series of events planned by EDF and LULAC as part of their 2015 partnership on Latino health and the environment. The groups are working together to provide information to the Latino community regarding health risks caused by toxic chemicals and climate change pollution.

This event will include tweets in both English and Spanish, and, in addition to getting vital health information, participants have a chance to win prizes and will have access to new fact sheets – in English and Spanish – about air pollution and health.

RSVP here to join the conversation.

Members of the media are welcome to join the twitter event tomorrow. For more information, contact EDF or LULAC.

WHAT: Twitter Town Hall focused on Latino health and the environment

WHEN: Earth Day -- Tomorrow, April 22 3:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

WHO: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and other experts from EDF and LULAC

WHERE: Follow @EnvDefenseFund and @LULAC using Twitter hashtag #LatinoHealth.


Environmental Defense Fund (edf.org), a leading international nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law, and innovative private-sector partnerships. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and our EDF Health blog.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.

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