Workshops and Webinars
Your Home, Your Yard: Steps You Can Take to Lower Your Carbon Footprint, November 16, 2017, The Common House, Vienna, Virginia. Dr. Yousef Zarbalian, Chesapeake PSR, The Importance of Taking Personal Action. Dr. Sara Via, Chesapeake PSR, The Climate Friendly Yard, Ben Glenzer, Solar Solutions for All.
Health Implications of Energy Choices in Southwest Virginia, October 26, 2017, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, Virginia. Presentations from a forum for health professionals on the health implications of fossil fuel development, production and use in southwest Virginia: Doug Hendren, MD, Energy Choices: Our Health, Our Future; E. Scott Geller, PhD, Pipeline Effects on Mental Health: Stress and Distress; and Tina Smusz, MD, Pipelines in Karst Country: Public Health Threats.
Understanding the Health Consequences in Maryland of Electricity Produced From Fossil Fuels, November 9, 2017, Maryland State Medical Society, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni, Chesapeake PSR, Why We Are Here. Patrick Grenter, Sierra Club, Overview of Coal in Maryland and Water Issues. David Smedick, Sierra Club, Emissions Policy and Regulatory Questions in Maryland. Ann Nau, Community Activist, Natural Gas Infrastructure in Maryland. Kirsten Koehler, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Current Research in Maryland Related to Energy. Mike Ewall, Energy Justice Network, Energy Data and Databases. Chesapeake PSR, Cheat Sheet of Air Emissions and Water Discharge Data Sources and Issues.
Your Home, Your Yard: Steps You Can Take to Lower Your Carbon Footprint, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sierra Club - Montgomery County Group, Safe Grow Montgomery, October 5, 2017, United Church of Christ Seneca Valley, Germantown, Maryland. Selected Materials. Dr. Sara Via's Presentation: Gardening in Changing Climate. Randy Gentry's Presentation: Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation and Solar. Handout from BGE: 25 Ways to Save Energy. Chesapeake PSR's Handout: Energy Efficiency: The Cheapest, Cleanest and Healthiest Source of Powery. Handout: Websites for Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation.
Maryland's Fracking Win: A Public Health Perspective, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Halt the Harm - May 17, 2017, Webinar. Selected materials. Hydraulic Fracturing: Will Maryland Hinder the Work of Medical and Health Professionals? No Secrets Petition. Is Fracking Safe: We have a Right to Know; How Fracking Non-Disclosure Agreements Suppress Important Health Information; Writer Makes False Claims About EPA Findings; The Maryland State Medical Society Resolution, 13-13, Fracking; The Pennsylvania Medical Society Support for a Moratorium on Fracking; Marcellus Shale Safe-Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission, Maryland; Marcellus Shale Public Health Study; Health and Energy Brief: The Health Effects of Fracking; Health and Energy Brief: Fracking Regulations Cannot Protect Maryland; Health Professional Letter in Support of a Fracking Ban in Maryland
Lead and Children: Improving Public Policy and Reducing Children's Exposure, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility (Chesapeake PSR); Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics; Sierra Club Maryland Chapter; Maryland Environmental Health Network; and Maryland PIRG - Nov. 10, 2016, The Maryland State Medical Society, Baltimore, Maryland. Workshop materials: Understanding Lead Poisoning in Baltimore: Brief Summary of First Workshop (Maria Karapelou Brown, MD, EdM, FAAP); Lead Poisoning Prevention Policy Considerations in Maryland (Wes Stuart, JD); Risk Targeting and Clinical Management (Paul T. Rogers, MD, MBA).
Understanding Lead Poisoning in Baltimore and Maryland, Chesapeake PSR, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland; Sierra Club, Maryland Chapter; Maryland Environmental Health Network; and Maryland PIRG - Oct. 27, 2016, The Maryland State Medical Society, Baltimore, Maryland. Workshop materials: Health Effects of Lead on Children (Maria Karapelou Brown, MD, EdM, FAAP); Blood Lead Levels in Children: Understanding Sources and Routes of Exposure (Pat McLaine, DrPH, MPH, RN); Understanding Sources and Routes of Exposure and Blood Lead Levels in Children (Clifford Mitchell, MS, MD, MPH).
How Climate Change Will Affect Public Health and the Practice of Medicine in Maryland, Chesapeake PSR; MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society; the Maryland chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; and the Center for a Healthy Maryland - April 7, 2016, The Maryland State Medical Society, Baltimore, Maryland. Workshop materials: Bugs, Bread and Babies: Where Climate Change and Child Health Collide (Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP); Climate Change and Health (Cindy Parker, MD, MPH).
Air Quality and Emission Inventories in Baltimore: A Hands-On Workshop, Chesapeake PSR and MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society - Oct. 15, 2015, The Maryland State Medical Society, Baltimore, Maryland. Workshop materials: Health and Air Monitoring (Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH); Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (Leah Kelly, JD); Smokestack Pollution and Databases (Mike Ewall); Accessing Emissions Data (Courtney Bernhardt, MEM); Policy Discussion and Follow-Up (Tim Whitehouse, JD; Rebecca Rehr, MPH).
Chesapeake PSR develops educational materials and presentations for use in our training programs, seminars and public events. Chesapeake PSR speakers design these materials for the specific audience they are addressing. Please contact us for samples of their work.
Below are some general educational and scientific summaries we often use as background to supplement materials developed by our speakers.
Climate and Energy
The Health Benefits of RGGI Dr. Sara Via
Health and Energy Brief: The Health Effects of Fracking Chesapeake PSR
Health and Energy Brief: Coal-fired Power Chesapeake PSR
Climate and Health Brochure Chesapeake PSR
Coal's Assault on Human Health National PSR, 2009
Full Costs Accounting for the Life Cycle of Coal February 2011
Science Summary on Climate Impact of Modern Natural Gas and Oil Development Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE) Oct. 2014
Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power
Military Spending Fact Sheet PSR 2017
A Spending Binge on Nuclear Weapons PSR 2017
The Humanitarian Impact Initiative PSR 2015
Nuclear Disarmament: A Time for Abolition The Holy See 2014