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First, Do No Harm: Putting Health First in Climate & Energy Issues
September 12, 2013
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center
“First, do no harm,” is a quote by Hippocrates, with which most health professionals are familiar. We understand that before launching into a new endeavor, we need to make sure that we do not cause harm. That is the premise by which we are holding our event on September 12th, to shed light on the impacts of climate change and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on health and on the environment and how to put health back in the spotlight.
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First, Do No Harm: Putting Health First in Climate & Energy Issues is designed to inform, educate and engage our supporters so that we are armed with credible information, can talk about these issues with colleagues and peers, and learn how to take actionable steps to curtail their impacts.
Join us on September 12th from 5:30 to 8:30 for a wine, beer & hors d’oeuvres reception, panel discussion and film excerpts. Panel experts include board members Walter Tsou and MD, MPH, Poune Saberi, MD, MPH, Duquesne clinical professor Lenore Resick, PhD, CRNP, and Iris Marie Bloom, MAPP, of Protecting Our Waters organization. We’ll cap the night with a dessert reception. Eat. Drink. Engage.
Register today at psrphila.org. Because together, we can build a safer, healthier community.
Health Impacts of Natural Gas Infrastructure
Fracked natural gas contaminates air and water where it is extracted, then pipelines transport gas-related pollutants for hundreds of miles. Distant communities may be exposed to toxic air pollutants, dangerous particulates, and radioactive materials. All of us are endangered as methane leaks into the atmosphere. Read more »
Natural Gas: Not a healthy or climate-protective solution for the Clean Power Plan
Building natural gas plants to replace coal-fired power is not a solution to the climate crisis; it merely replaces one fossil fuel with another. Read more »
Death by Degrees
The sign of Global Warming are already here. “Death by Degrees” is a series of reports looking at the damaging health effects of global warming by states or regions within the United States. We encourage you to learn about the public health threats global warming poses in your state/ region and contact your elected officials to support climate policies that reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels and supports energy efficiency, conservation and clean renewable energy production. Read more »
In the Spotlight
November 30, 2016
Eating for Climate and Health
PSR's new PowerPoint presentation on how climate change impacts food production, and agriculture's contribution to climate change.