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Making “Green Ribbon” Schools as American as Apple Pie

In the heat of mid-summer, many of us partake in the time-honored tradition of heading to a state or county fair to ogle over the Blue Ribbon prizewinners and try out the latest inconceivable deep-fried-on-a stick concoction. My husband is one proud Minnesotan. At this year’s state fair, we’ll give the newcomer “Paneer on a […]

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Making Earth Day Visible Every Day With the Launch of Solution Generation at Millersville University

Instead of traveling to Lancaster, PA, to help kick off Solution Generation’s new partnership with Millersville University, Earth Day 2016 found me in sad solidarity with our warming climate as I spent the day waylaid in bed fighting a 102° fever. Fortunately, my intended wing-woman for the event, ecoAmerica’s new executive assistant Candace Williams, enthusiastically […]

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No Snow for Christmas in the Big Apple: The Health Implications of Mismatched Weather

Preparing for a final round of 2015 work travel last week, I pulled down my suitcase and, before selecting my wardrobe, conferred with my personal assistant. “Hey Siri, what’s the weather look like in New York City for the next three days?” “High temperatures are expected to be in the mid-60’s,” came the reply. You […]

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How I Met My Latest “Climate Crush”…Ed Begley, Jr. at the APHA Annual Meeting

One night a few weeks ago, I was preparing to depart for Chicago for four days of nearly 24/7 public health events. I had just changed out of my Halloween costume, packed my toothbrush, set my alarm for 5 a.m., and started counting Z’s, when my cell phone lit up. On the line was ecoAmerica […]

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Today’s Pediatricians Are Taking a Stand for Our Children’s Health in a Climate-Changing World

We’ve all heard the phrase “Nothing is more important than a child’s health.” But as a mom unexpectedly navigating the pediatric medical system for the last six months to find successful treatment for my son’s illness, that time-worn adage has transmuted into a real-time preoccupation. At times like this, we turn to our trusted pediatricians […]

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Climate Health Summit: It’s “Back-to-School” Time for Students and Health Professionals Alike

In our home, we’re admittedly a little heavy hearted bidding adieu to the “freedom months” (as my kids refer to summer), and swapping out beach bags and pool towels for over-laden backpacks and P.E. clothes. Although I am long past reveling like my kids in three months of summer break, I am a true summer […]

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How Foundations and Donors Can Support a “Climate for Health”: A New Report

Philanthropic donors and foundations are often focused on improving public health and safety, reducing hunger and poverty, and caring for the disadvantaged – which is why more philanthropic efforts should focus on climate solutions. As numerous studies like the recent Lancet Commission report have shown, climate change has a profound impact on health, from respiratory […]

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1,000 Health Professionals Join the National Environmental Health Association’s New Executive Director for Happy Hour

It was a toasty mid-July afternoon in Orlando and the convention center clock had not yet reached the respectable hour of 5:00 p.m. Perched on a bar stool at the edge of the stage, NEHA’s executive director, Dr. David Dyjack, kicked off his inaugural keynote at the 2015 Annual Educational Convention and Exhibition by uncorking […]

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Climate for Health Convening Outlines 8 Key Strategies for Engaging the Health Sector on Climate Solutions

In early April 2015, Climate for Health held its first National Leadership Convening, in partnership with Health Care Without Harm and the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance. We brought together over 70 leaders from across the health sector for two days of collaboration and strategic planning, with the goal of building and elevating health leadership […]

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Feeling the Heat at the White House Summit on Climate and Health

Although I’ve worked in Washington D.C. at the national level for years, a White House invitation still holds the thrill of scoring the quintessential “golden ticket.” While I refrained from broadcasting far and wide that my job would place me at the first-ever White House Summit on Climate and Health this last Tuesday, my kids […]

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