Are You A Mom On A Mission?

 by Janelle Sorensen, Chief Communications Officer, Healthy Child Healthy World

After a massive roof tarring project in her community made her family sick, Shelby organized her community to demand safer practices and put an end to the pollution.

Penelope lost her child due to a very rare condition linked to estrogenic chemicals, but still persevered and created one of the most important documentaries about toxics to date.

Linda challenged an oil and gas processing facility in order to protect the health of her children.

Debbie’s son developed severe asthma and life-threatening allergies and she vowed to do what she could to prevent these conditions from happening in other children.

These are stories from the Healthy Child Healthy World Mom on a Mission program which highlights, celebrates and awards inspiring moms working to create a healthier world. And, whether you’re fighting a local polluter or fighting to get your kids to eat more veggies, we want to hear from you.

What are you doing to protect your child’s health and prevent toxic exposures?

Help kick off the search for Healthy Child Healthy World’s 2012 "Mom on a Mission" by shooting a quick video (from your computer, phone or flipcam), sharing it on YouTube, and sending the link to video@healthychild.org by September 16th. Videos should finish the sentence "I’m a mom on a mission because…" and be only one sentence in length. (There is no need to introduce yourself by name in the video.) Need inspiration? Check out Healthy Child’s Executive Director, Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff:

Please take a minute to make a video, because whatever you’re doing to protect your child’s health is important! We want to feature all the different ways moms are making the world a healthier place – to inspire more moms to join the movement!

No one can do everything. Everyone can do something. What are you doing?

Note: By submitting your video, you agree to allow Healthy Child Healthy World full use of your video for all mediums in perpetuity. (My, aren’t we official.)