Three Ways to Take Action for EnvironMenstrual Week

Happy EnvironMenstrual Week! All week long, Women’s Voices for the Earth and Women’s Environmental Network are celebrating on social media by sharing conversations about menstrual equity, period positive actions happening across the globe and great tips and resources to help take on toxic chemicals in period products. 

Here are three things you can do to during this week—and beyond!

#1: Tune in to #MenstrualMondays

Every Monday starting today, we are adding to the dialogue about periods and menstruation by sharing images, blogs, articles, videos, anything and everything periods. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook . Tune in and join in by sharing your stories, pictures, fav period-positive memes and more!

#2: Thank our allies

New York is now the first state in the nation to require makers of period products disclose their ingredients! On Friday, New York Governor Cuomo signed this groundbreaking bill into law, and New Yorkers won’t be the only ones to benefit—legislation that passes in New York tends to have a national impact. Even if you are not a New Yorker, it is important to thank decision-makers who are making menstrual health a priority.

You can tweet Gov. Cuomo and show your gratitude: Thank you @NYGovCuomo for supporting my #righttoknow and signing A.164/S.2387 into law that puts an end to secret ingredients in period products! Thank you for leading the nation in period positive policies and continuing to make menstrual health a priority! #menstrualequity

#3: Speak up on social media!

Download and print this sign and write what menstrual equity means to you. Then post it on Instagram or Facebook, tag @womensvoices and use the hashtag #myperiodNOshame. You’ll be featured on our new menstrual equity page on our website.

Need help with ideas? CLICK HERE. We can’t wait to hear from you!


Maria Ignacia Miranda Santis is the Program and Outreach Manager at Women's Voices for the Earth, a national environmental health organization whose Detox the Box campaign has helped elevate the topic of period health into the public mainstream.