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Day 1: ecoAmerica in Paris – Health and Climate

ecoAmerica’s Vice President of Development, Peggy Knudson, is in Paris for the climate talks (COP21). She will be sending dispatches from Paris all week, sharing firsthand observations and analysis, and interviewing climate and ecoAmerica leaders. Today Peggy shares an interview with Dr. John Balbus, ecoAmerica leader and senior adviser to the director of the National […]

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Health Leaders Elevate their Voices on Climate Solutions

As climate change accelerates, and continues to impact human well-being on many levels, healthcare leaders are elevating their voices and efforts on climate solutions.   The U.S. Climate and Health Alliance, formed by several partners in ecoAmerica’s MomentUs initiative, seeks to amplify the voices of the health sector on the importance of climate change policy […]

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Three Ways the Global Health Sector Can Lead On Climate Solutions

The summer’s end marked the first-ever global gathering of health leaders for a conference on health and climate at the World Health Organization’s global headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. MomentUs partner Health Care Without Harm participated in the event meant to catalyze a sector-wide shift from a focus on raising awareness about the considerable health risks posed by […]

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What Do Climate Change’s Rising Temperatures Really Mean?

Climate advocates mention rising global temperatures all the time. In fact, that’s what the “global warming” means in its most basic sense. Yet what will rising temperatures actually amount to? A lot of health effects we probably don’t want, says a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council featured in The New York Times. […]

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Clean Med, Clean Climate: Linking Climate, Health, and a Better Future

Last week, nearly 1,000 senior administrators, clinicians, nurses, emergency response teams, operations managers, researchers, architects, engineers, epidemiologists, and city and state administrators representing the broad landscape of sustainable health care came together in Cleveland for the 2014 Clean Med Conference sponsored by Health Care Without Harm – an organization whose President, Gary Cohen, serves as […]

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Climate Change: It’s All About the Framing

Poll after poll indicates that climate change is not a top priority for most Americans. Concerns over the economy, healthcare, and the deficit continue to occupy the top of Americans’ lists of priorities, while climate change remains at the near bottom. Yet if climate change were reframed in these polls — and in the larger […]

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Why Climate Needs to be a Part of Health Care Reform

Most people don’t talk  about fixing health care and fixing climate change in the same sentence. But a new Huffington Post opinion piece, written by Healthcare Without Harm President and Co-founder Gary H. Cohen, suggests that health care reform and climate goals are more intertwined than we usually think. Cohen, who serves on the MomentUs […]

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Sustainability: a health care issue?

Sustainability: a health care issue?

Suzanne Shelton of the Shelton Group writes about how the environment is a health issue too.  She cites a study which shows that 62% of people think green homes are healthier and 40% said they would buy natural or organic foods if the products would 'limit exposure to things that can harm your health.'  (more…)

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