National Radon Action Month
Welcome National Radon Action Month Partners. Within these pages you can share, plan, or find activities, and access the Event Planning Kit and graphics. You'll also find a collection of other useful resources and materials.
Join the National Effort
Join the National Effort to Save More Lives from Radon Exposure
EPA has designated January as National Radon Action Month. In 2010, over 1,900 activities and events were conducted by stakeholders in communities across the country to raise awareness about the health effects of radon exposure, promote radon testing and mitigation and advance the use of radon-resistant new construction. Check out the Results Web page to see the impact of our partners' efforts.
Consider conducting National Radon Action Month activities and events in your community in January and year-round. By doing so, you join the EPA, the states, radon professionals and partner organizations in the national Radon Leaders Saving Lives Campaign launched in September 2007. This campaign, spearheaded by leaders from the Conference or Radiation Control Program Directors, or CRCPD, the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, or AARST, and EPA's Radon program, aims to increase the lives saved from radon-induced lung cancer.
Learn about the Radon Leaders Saving Lives Campaign at www.radonleaders.org . RadonLeaders.org, launched in 2008, is an online learning and action network supporting the Radon Leaders Saving Lives Campaign hosted by CRCPD, with contributions from industry and EPA. RadonLeaders.org allows you to connect with other radon leaders through interactive tools and resources, such as the forums and online calendar. Learn from your colleagues and share your own leadership story in the Radon Change Package , which features proven strategies for reducing radon risks. To learn more, visit the RadonLeaders.org FAQ site .
Also, visit www.radonleaders.org for the most recent news, updates, blogs and outreach opportunities.
Five Ways You Can Participate
Promote radon risk reduction during National Radon Action Month and throughout the year.
- Set a bold goal for your community to reduce radon risk. Whether you are conducting a single National Radon Action Month event, or developing an entire radon risk reduction program for your community, it is important to set goals to define what you will achieve. See the Event Planning Kit for more information.
- Collaborate with local radon partners. Coordinate with your
state radon program and local radon professionals to hold events and measure results.
- Plan a National Radon Action Month activity or event to kick off your campaign. Conduct activities and events designed to raise awareness, recognize successful efforts, and share best practices. Set goals and establish ways to measure results from your activities and events. See the Event Planning Kit for tips and tools.
An excellent way to get your entire community involved is the National Radon Poster Contest. Students ages 9-14 are encouraged to create posters that raise radon awareness. Entries will be accepted from March through October from students in all U.S. states, tribal nations and U.S. territories. Visit http://sosradon.org/2011-poster-contest for more information about this year's contest and how you can get involved.
- Promote your activity or event on EPA’s Web site and elsewhere.
Use tools such as blogs and the Share Your Story feature on
promote your activities and share outreach ideas with the broader radon
- Work with the media to spread your message. Work with your local media outlets to run Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and generate media coverage of radon topics, events, and activities in your community. View and order customizable radon PSAs . See the Event Planning Kit for tips on preparing press releases and Op-Eds.
Sign Up for the Newsletter
Receive the latest news, resources, reminders, and tips for planning National Radon Action Month activities and events in your e-mail in-box with periodic Newsletters during the height of activity planning, coordination, and implementation for National Radon Action Month (Fall through Spring). To sign up for the Newsletter, send an e-mail to the radon events coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and e-mail address. Please write "subscribe" in the subject line. Come back each month to read and download the next series of Newsletter updates.