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New Educational Program for youth ages 14 – 22!
Hosted by Sierra Club-SF Bay, and co-sponsored by SF Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility and Climate Psychiatry Alliance
September 21 – November 30, 2021
Alternate Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm PT, on Zoom
Now more than ever, teens have become increasingly aware of the threat posed to the future of our planet and all life on Earth. Today’s young adults must face the reality of rising sea levels, species extinction, wildfires, floods, and global instability, which for many can lead to feelings of climate anxiety and overwhelm. In order to create lasting and sustainable change as youth environmental activists, it is essential to find tools that can support our well-being throughout these demanding times.
This series, developed by rising high school junior Ella Suring, is designed to give teens these tools through presentations by leaders in the environmental and wellness worlds so that we are rooted in a connection to nature, and an awareness of what we are trying to protect. Throughout the series, we aim to build a community that supports the work of teen activists now and going forward.
Ambient air pollution is harmful to children – but to what degree? We review the latest evidence on indoor and outdoor air pollution’s effects on children’s health, starting as early as during a mother’s pregnancy. We’ll also discuss individual and policy level strategies to incorporate and advocate for in your own communities.
Presented by Dr. Steph Lee
PSR PA is excited to share a virtual, half-day conference on a very important issue. This event will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern. Please sign up to join us and register here.
Cradle to Grave: The Reverberating Health Hazards of Oil and Gas Industry, will take focus from the viewpoint of the worker’s often uninformed toxic exposure to PFAS chemicals and radioactivity, into exposure to their family, and throughout their community, and beyond.
The speakers will include: Dr. Carl Werntz, Occupational Physician; Wilma Subra, Environmental Scientist; Lee McCaslin, Master Driller; Justin Nobel and Kristen Locy, Investigative Journalists; Dusty Horwitt, PSR consultant and attorney; Paul “Bobby” Manion, Wayne State University/PSR PA Research on Radioactive Emissions. The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Pouné Saberi. Halt the Harm Network will operate the Zoom webinar technology.