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Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Health Sciences Learning Center, Room 1309, 750 Highland Ave
"The Climate Crisis and Human Health: Physicians as Advocates for Prevention" will be presented by Joel Charles, a Wisconsin medical student who recently completed his Masters of Public Health, focusing on the health impacts of climate change. He is currently finishing his medical degree with the intention of practicing family medicine while advocating for climate policy. Toward this end, he works primarily through Physicians for Social Responsibility and Citizens Climate Lobby, a fast-growing, non-partisan group dedicated to creating the political will for a stable climate.
Mr. Charles is helping build a network to provide physicians with efficient, effective ways to make health a central piece of the conversation on climate change. He is also organizing an effort to help climate activists become literate in the health impacts of climate change. For his character, academic achievement, and commitment to service, he was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship in 2009 to pursue his M.D. and Masters Degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Today is the first-ever, nationwide Energy Efficiency Day! Help us spread the word on social media that energy efficiency is good for health.
Please help us build the groundswell of support for this important, health-protective policy by writing a letter to the editor.
This fact sheet by PSR and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy shows how you can reduce your carbon footprint and improve your health. Read more »
Energy efficiency is often the cheapest and most readily available way to reduce greenhouse gases. States should emphasize energy efficiency in their CPP implementation plans. Read more »
The Clean Power Plan is a health imperative--cutting carbon emissions from power plants and replacing with renewable energy will clear our skies as well. Read more »