Tag Archives: Climate for Health
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What Inspires You? How to Take Advantage of Your Personal Interests to Motivate for Change

Recently, a 12-year-old ukulele player named Grace VanderWaal appeared on America’s Got Talent and performed what I would call one of the most beautiful original songs I’ve ever heard from a child. Enthralled by her television performance, I found myself playing her video clip again and again, and looked up her other performances on YouTube. […]

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New Webinar Series Explores How Climate Changes Health

As the recent Climate and Health Assessment from the U.S. Global Change Research Program made abundantly clear, climate change impacts many key aspects of our health, from air quality to mental health and well-being. However, climate change has often been thought of and isolated as an environmental issue within the health community.   ecoAmerica and […]

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Study: Physicians Have a Unique Opportunity to Shape Climate Opinions

Health professionals have been aware of the public health impacts of climate change for some time now. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention devoted their December 2014 Grand Rounds to the topic, the Lancet published a report about the risks of climate change last June, and the Surgeon General urged climate action at the […]

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Health Professionals Protect the Climate, Press for Clean, Healthy Renewable Energy

Progress to slow the pace of climate change is uneven, and the “big levers” – steps that will have widespread impact – are few. Thus, when the Supreme Court recently placed a stay on the Clean Power Plan, it threw concerned health professionals for a loop.   The Clean Power Plan (CPP) is a policy […]

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ecoAmerica’s 11 Biggest Milestones of 2015

2015 was an incredible year for the climate movement, with leaders in every sector speaking out and demanding climate action. ecoAmerica continued to empower those leaders through summits, programs, and research designed to reinforce effective climate messaging and strategies. It was a busy, inspiring year filled with major events and achievements. Here are 11 of […]

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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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Preventing the Health Impacts of Climate Change

Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the country’s largest public health association and founding Climate for Health leader, speaks out on why health voices from across the nation are needed to get behind the Clean Power Plan and make a clear connection between climate change and our nation’s health.   Today is a historic day […]

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