Earth Day = Health Day
A stable climate is fundamental to human health. Climate change resulting from our continued emissions of greenhouse gases is placing substantial health risks and economic costs onto future generations.
Reducing these impacts requires cutting our greenhouse gas emissions 7-8% every year, in order to cut emissions roughly in half by 2030. In Alexandria, over half of our greenhouse gas emissions result from energy use in residential and commercial buildings. Limiting these emissions now is both possible, affordable, and necessary to protect our families and our environment.
Join Alexandrians for the Environmental Action Plan and Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action for an hour-long Earth Day webinar on why Earth Day is also Health Day. Learn about the myriad direct and indirect ways that climate change affects human health and well-being, and how the healthcare sector is taking action to respond.
WHEN: Apr 22, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
After registering you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the webinar.
The webinar will be recorded, and a link shared with registrants.
Speaking at the event will be:
Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAFP. Dr. Ahdoot is a pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and is the Chair and Founder of Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action.
Tim Wilson, Manager, Engineering and Energy, Gundersen Health Systems. Gundersen Health Systems, headquartered in Wisconsin, has gained wide recognition for its work to reduce its energy use and emissions of air pollution, including greenhouse gases, saving millions of dollars in the process.
We hope you can join us, and please feel free to share this with anyone you think would be interested!