Join us for a training designed for health professionals who want to learn more about climate change and health, and how to advocate for solutionsMore info on registration here
Resolution 31667 unanimously passed the full Seattle City Council under the leadership of Councilmember Kshama Sawant. The resolution states the city's support for moving Seattle City Light away from fossil fuels and nuclear energy. It also calls for an ongoing evaluation of the Columbia Generating Station on the basis of health, safety, reliability, and cost.Read more in the Tri-Cities Herald
We successfully lobbied our elected officials to form a historic nuclear agreement with Iran last summer, but our work is not done. WPSR hosted Dr. Ira Helfand, Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, for a talk at Seattle Town Hall on March 20. He spoke about why nuclear war is still a real possibility, and what can be done to prevent it.Watch video of the full talk
In January, Gerri and Bob Haynes led 13 health care professionals in a delegation to Gaza, the eleventh delegation WPSR has sponsored since 2009. The multidisciplinary group included physicians, surgeons, nurses, and mental health professionals who fanned out across Gaza to conduct a range of educational activities. The group encountered gripping stories of lives lived under siege in a country with severely compromised infrastructure. Gerri and Bob Haynes have almost single-handedly sustained WPSR’s unique contribution to Middle East peacemaking. WPSR, soberingly, is the only US NGO with an ongoing presence in Gaza.For a more detailed account of their recent trip, read “The Music of Gaza: Mental Health under Blockade,” by Dr. David Drake.
Hiroshima to Hope will honor the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at Green Lake.
Dr. Stephen Bezruchka and Adam Burtle authored the academic paper, which highlights the link between population health and paid parental leave.
The Gates Foundation has now sold most of its fossil fuel stock after pressure from the Gates Divest campaign, including letters from Washington PSR on the health impacts of climate change.Source: Investor Ideas
WA Senators sent letter to Obama urging the reduction of nuclear weapons dangers.
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Tell Congress: Hands off the health protection that EPA is trying to provide! Protect us from methane and ozone emissions now!
The Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games coincides with the exact anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Ask the President of the Olympic Committee to commemorate Hiroshima with a minute of silence during the Ceremony.