At West County Wastewater, protecting health, safety and the environment is ingrained in our day-to-day activities and through our mission, vision, values and goals. This month, we are proud to support numerous days of advocacy with the following proclamations that promote the health and safety of our community and the people and wildlife that live here.
World Health Day – Each year on April 7, World Health Day raises awareness of a specific health theme to highlight an area concern for the World Health Organization. This year, the day focuses on building a fairer, healthier world for everyone. Climate change threatens human health, including clean air, safe drinking water, nutritious food and safe shelter – especially in countries with weak health systems that will struggle to prepare and respond to impacts. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will help combat this challenge. WCW encourages the community to do its part by taking action against climate change. Read the full Board of Directors’ proclamation here.
Earth Day – On April 22, 1970, millions of Americans took to the streets in defense of an environment in crisis, demanding a new way forward for the planet and launching a wave of action. This year’s Earth Day theme is “Restore our Earth.” At WCW, we recognize that acting as stewards of the environment is vital to making the planet better for future generations. We are devoted to keeping eco-friendly practices in mind with every step we take, and we encourage the community to help build a unified global response for environmental protection. Read the full Board of Directors’ proclamation here.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work – WCW endorses and upholds the right to a safe and healthy work environment for all people, on April 28 and every day. World Day for Safety and Health at Work promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally and brings international attention to the magnitude of the problem. By creating a safety and health culture, we can help reduce the number of work-related injuries and deaths and stand up for the rights of all individuals to have a safe and healthy work environment. Read the full Board of Directors’ proclamation here.