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September 30th Webinar Offers Health Professionals Strategies to Talk about Climate Change

On September 30th from 1pm to 2pm ET, our research team will present a free webinar to give attendees and in-depth look at our new communications guide, Let’s Talk Health and Climate, and we invite you to join us.   Let’s Talk Health and Climate: Communication Guidance for Health Professionals is designed for experienced and […]

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Dr. Lise Van Susteren on How Climate Changes Mental Health

Dr. Lise Van Susteren is an American psychiatrist in private practice in Washington, DC with a special interest in the psychological effects of climate change. Read her full bio here.   Recently, the American Public Health Association and ecoAmerica co-sponsored Making the Connection: Climate Changes Health, a four-part webinar series investigating the health impacts of […]

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Dr. Richard Jackson Answers Follow-Up Questions from “Changing Climate Through Healthy Community Design and Transportation” Webinar

Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, is a Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. A pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions in both environmental health and infectious disease with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer. For nine years he was […]

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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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Overcoming the Psychological Barriers for Climate Action

We all have our idiosyncrasies. People are quirky, and the way we operate is not always rational or deliberate. Some of us know exercise is healthy but can’t get off the couch. Others have two advanced degrees and still don’t know what to do with our lives. And there are those who can’t stick with […]

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We All Care About the Same Thing

In America, our diversity defines us. The “melting pot” created from our heterogeneous population is what makes our country unique. With varying ethnic backgrounds, political and religious perspectives, a range of socio-economic statuses and ways of thinking, Americans feel strongly about our right to remain ourselves.   At the same time, it’s impossible to escape […]

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Health Partnerships Grow to Statewide Coalitions for Clean Energy

They say politics breed strange bedfellows. Evidently, good ideas breed new allies. Across the country, burgeoning coalitions in many states have come together in support of something healthy. And no, not just to back the age-old mandate that we should eat our vegetables. This time, “healthy” comes in the form of clean energy.   Historically, […]

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Why Nuclear Power Is Not a Healthy Solution to Climate Change

Houston, we’ve got a problem. And if the former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is calling the bluff of the nuclear industry, we know it’s a big one. The recent climate talks in Paris have heightened discussions about how to replace America’s addiction to coal, oil, and gas. The solutions, as we know, are […]

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