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National Radon Action Month 2011 Results

Thanks to National Radon Action Month partners, 2011 was our most successful year yet. For NRAM 2011, a total of 2,091 unique activities were reported, which is a five percent increase from 2010. These activities lead to continued risk-reducing actions throughout the year and save lives. We are also closer to the goal of spreading National Radon Action Month participation to every state and region across the country, as 37 states and all 10 EPA regions participated in NRAM 2011. This year’s reported total included activities with start dates from September 2010 through February 2011.

Take some time to review all of your hard work and that of your colleagues’ by accessing the results information below. Remember, you can also find summary NRAM results data at www.epa.gov/radon/nram/summary.html. To view last year’s final NRAM results summary, visit www.radonleaders.org/nram/results/2010. To read about the process for compiling final NRAM results, please visit www.radonleaders.org/nram/reporting.

View all of the 2011 National Radon Action Month Activities »

See what others in the radon community are doing to promote radon awareness and outreach during NRAM and other times of the year. Browse all of the 2011 NRAM activities and events by state, category and date.

Read Stories Shared from 2011 National Radon Action Month Activities »

Read about innovative and effective NRAM activities and events that were shared by members on RadonLeaders.org. Ranging from a televised radon phone bank to science lessons for 7th grade students, these stories showcase how radon stakeholders make the most of National Radon Action Month. To share your NRAM story which could be featured on RadonLeaders.org, please visit www.radonleaders.org/nram/share.

2011 National Radon Action Month Activities

Breakdown by category
Type of ActivityNumber of 2011 ActivitiesNumber of 2010 Activities
Media Activity629691
Presentation, Workshop, Training or Lecture345307
Informational Display268278
Other Activity270155
Website Outreach or Update233216
Worksite Activity175186
Proclamation9792
Poster Contest Activity5358
Home Show or Expo2112
Totals20911995

The information below highlights three activity categories that were popular among stakeholders during the 2011 National Radon Action Month. For more information about other activity categories, download the full Results Report.

Media Activities

For the fourth consecutive year, Media Activities were the most popular category. In 2011, 629 media activities were submitted, representing 30 percent of all activities submitted. One resource that partners used for media activities was EPA’s Living Healthy & Green Media Campaign. During this year’s NRAM reporting period, over $3.2 million in advertising space was donated by media outlets nationwide to run campaign print, radio and television PSAs. Since the beginning of the campaign in 2009, the estimated total value of donated advertising space is over $45 million.

To view and download all of the PSAs, as well as other campaign materials such as web banners and telephone ring tones, visit www.epapsa.com.

EPA Campaign

Print public service announcement for the Living Healthy & Green Media Campaign

EPA Campaign

Living Healthy & Green campaign public service announcement in downtown Chicago, Ill.



Website Outreach

Website Outreach or Update was another popular category for the 2011 NRAM activities – with 233 categories submitted. This was the third consecutive year that activities in this category increased significantly. Activities in the Website Outreach or Update category included social media outreach, articles in online publications and banner advertisements.

Poster Contest Activity

The National Radon Poster Contest saw a tremendous increase in participation from 2010, with 4,026 posters submitted. This represents a 38 percent increase from 2010 with 33 states and six tribes participating.Watch a video highlighting the 2011 National Radon Poster Contest first and third place winners. Hear from the award-winning students, their parents and teachers on the importance of this contest, what they have learned and how they are making positive changes in their communities.

NRAM Poster Contest Winner

Logan, the first place National Radon Poster Contest award winner from Dania, Fla., joined by third place award winner, Divya, from Bridgewater, N.J.