Despite substantial budget constraints, there is a push in Congress to allocate $10 billion on a wasteful and dangerous program to upgrade our nuclear weapons arsenal. PSR members are calling on legislators to cut the nuclear weapons budget, focusing especially on the B61 nuclear bomb upgrade. Spread the word and let your Congressional representatives know that you oppose nuclear weapons spendingMake a phone call today!
Summarizing the health impacts of the ~1.4 degree average temperature increase over the past century, this great resource developed by PSR volunteers Bruni Estrada and Daniel Pizarro tells the basic story of climate change; from what is happening and how humans are causing it, to what we can do to turn the tide on the climate crisis.
PSR is pleased to announce co-sponsorship of the worldwide launch of NextGenU.org for advancement of public health education with three completely free, for credit university-level training. PSR has co-sponsored two of three courses in Environmental Health and Climate Change and Health. NextGenU is created and directed by Erika Frank, MD a former board president of PSR and active participant in our work.Read more »
Student PSR representatives from our George Washington chapter recently delivered 1,000 origami peace cranes to the White House. The cranes were folded by a group of Japanese high school students in Hiroshima in support of a more safe and peaceful world free of nuclear weapons.See photos »
SPSR's Nuclear Weapons Program aims towards promoting peace and nuclear abolition. Click here to read on for updates and resources.More on Nuclear Weapons »
SPSR asserts a strong medical voice through education and advocacy to slow, stop, and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment. Read more.More on Environment & Health »
Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, SPSR seeks to protect human life wordwide from the impact of social injustice and structural violence.More on Social Justice »
Tomorrow the United States will hold its 57th presidential election. And amidst all the arguing pollsters and pundits, the partisanship and polarization, there is a message that Republicans and Democrats alike can agree on… get out and vote. Read more »
SPSR established the Kids Klinic at a homeless shelter 5 years ago. Students had approached PSR mentor, Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, asking to work with homeless kids, since they get little exposure to pediatric patients their first 2 years of medical school.
Medical student PSR leader calls for a revenue-neutral fee on carbon to make fossil fuel price reflect true cost.Source: Lacrosse Tribune
As negotiators from around the world head to New York for the final talks on an international Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations next week, US President Barack Obama must take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a group of 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners said in an open letter delivered to their fellow Laureate at the White House today.
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Call on Congress to give the same tax benefits to clean, healthy, renewable wind energy that they do to dirty fossil and nuclear fuels.
Sign the petition now to ask President Obama for health-protective restrictions on “fracking.”
The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »
PSR tabling materials for outreach at students and informational fairs Read more »