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. www.radonleaders.org/nram/reporting. www.radonleaders.org/nram/share.
2011 National Radon Action Month Activities
|Type of Activity||Number of 2011 Activities||Number of 2010 Activities|
|Presentation, Workshop, Training or Lecture||345||307|
|Website Outreach or Update||233||216|
|Poster Contest Activity||53||58|
|Home Show or Expo||21||12|
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.
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.
Print public service announcement for the Living Healthy & Green Media Campaign
Living Healthy & Green campaign public service announcement in downtown Chicago, Ill.
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 ActivityThe 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.
Logan, the first place National Radon Poster Contest award winner from Dania, Fla., joined by third place award winner, Divya, from Bridgewater, N.J.