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Jun
19
Wed
New Research on Health & Climate Impacts of Shale Gas Development @ Harrisburg, PA - Unitarian Church, Clover Lane Campus
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Panel discussions covering recent publications including:

  • The Sixth Edition of Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking by Concerned Health Professionals of NY and Physicians for Social Responsibility that references roughly 1,750 peer-reviewed studies
  • Categorical Review of Health Reports on Unconventional Oil and Gas Development; Impacts in Pennsylvania written by Fractracker Alliance for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network
  • Burning the Gas ‘Bridge Fuel’ Myth: Why Gas Is Not Clean, Cheap, or Necessary by Oil Change International. Dr. Brian Schwartz, author of several studies summarized in the Compendium will speak about his work in Pennsylvania.

In addition, attendees will hear about a public meeting that will have been held the previous evening in the Canon-McMillan school district on childhood cancers in four counties in southwestern Pennsylvania that is being organized by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project and the need for a thorough investigation into the disproportionate number of cases of Ewing Sarcoma there.

Panelists:

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., biologist, author, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College, and co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of NY
Brian Schwartz, M.D., M.S, Co-director, Program on Global Sustainability and Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins and Co-director, Joint Geisinger-JHSPH Environmental Health Institute.
Ned Ketyer, M.D., F.A.A.P., Medical Advisor for Southwestern Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project & PSR Pennsylvania board member
Lorne Stockman, Senior Research Analyst, Oil Change International
Karen Feridun, Co-Founder of the Better Path Coalition

This is a free public event. Doors open at 6:15. Free parking is available onsite. Sponsored by the Better Path Coalition.

Jun
25
Tue
Webinar: Fighting Climate Change Locally through Public-Private Partnerships: The 2030 District Network
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As the federal government continues its failure to address the global climate crisis, innovative public-private partnerships such as the 2030 District Network are doing important work to fight climate change with local communities and businesses.

Speakers:

Peter Dobrovolny, retired architect and city planner
Peter was instrumental in creating the first 2030 District in Seattle as a city employee developing green building programs. In 2016, Peter cofounded the Tucson 2030 District, of which he currently serves as chair.

Barbara Warren, executive director of PSR Arizona
Barbara is a retired physician in internal and community medicine. She works to promote clean renewable energy, water protection and conservation, and education for communities to address the health and environmental impacts of the climate crisis. Barbara serves on the Tucson 2030 District Board of Directors.

Tuesday, June 25 at 8 pm EDT

Register here

Jul
9
Tue
NEHA 2019 Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition @ Nashville, TN - Gaylord Opryland
Jul 9 – Jul 12 all-day

The National Environmental Health Association’s 2019 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition brings together environmental health professionals from around the globe to learn and discuss current and emerging environmental health topics and issues.

Pre-cons July 7-8. Continuing Education credits available.

Learn more

Jul
15
Mon
APHA’s Speak for Health Advocacy Bootcamp @ Washington, DC - National Press Club
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day

Interested in advocating for climate change and public health action? Join APHA’s Speak for Health Advocacy Bootcamp in Washington, D.C., for a two-day training tailored to public health students and early-career professionals on how to be an effective public health advocate. This year’s bootcamp theme is Climate Changes Health. The training will cover the basics of how to advocate for evidence-based public health policies, including how to navigate Capitol Hill, how to amplify your advocacy with communications strategy and how to message your issue.

The Center for Climate, Health and Equity is thrilled to be offering ten scholarships of $700 each to support students and recent graduates interested in attending the Speak for Health Bootcamp. For more information on scholarship eligibility and the selection process, visit the scholarship application page.