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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.
Friday, October 22, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT
Lectures and workshops by experts on the increasing evidence of climate change’s impacts on health, with a focus on solutions that individual providers and the entire healthcare system can implement in their daily lives, their office/hospital. There will also be some talks on advocacy that will link to a future conference on advocacy in healthcare.
Featuring Alan Lockwood, MD, PSR Board Member
Virtual option available