Chesapeake PSR


Maryland's Fracking Win: A Public Health Perspective
May
17
12:00 pm12:00

Maryland's Fracking Win: A Public Health Perspective

  • A webinar

The recent ban on fracking in Maryland has energized efforts to ban fracking in other states and jurisdictions. The movement in Maryland was the result of a collaborative effort of countless individuals and organizations that pushed one common vision and a demand that legislators in Maryland could not ignore.

Climate Change and Health in Virginia
Apr
23
8:00 am08:00

Climate Change and Health in Virginia

  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Join Chesapeake PSR in Northern Virginia for a day of powerful information about the health effects of climate change.  Inspirational speakers - including Chesapeake PSR Climate Health Action Team Co-Lead Sara Via, PhD - will address a variety of health impacts resulting from climate change, including water quality issues, vector-borne illness, clean air, infectious diseases, CO2 and plant biology, greenhouse gas emissions and more.

Chesapeake PSR Annual Dinner
Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

Chesapeake PSR Annual Dinner

  • MedChi

Please join us at our Annual Dinner. Our guest speaker, Dr. Ira Helfand, co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, will speak on the growing danger of nuclear war and what we can do about it. Suggested donations are $20, $30, $50 or $100. Register here https://goo.gl/7frgzR or by emailing twhitehouse@psr.org

Workshop: How is gas infrastructure affecting your community?
Dec
3
10:00 am10:00

Workshop: How is gas infrastructure affecting your community?

  • Immanuel United Church of Christ

WORKSHOP: Fracking infrastructure affects communities. From pipelines to compressor stations to new LNG facilities, learn about and discuss your experiences on fracking infrastructure at a free community workshop Dec. 3, 10-2, in Catonsville, Md. For more information, contact Rebecca Ruggles at rebeccalruggles@gmail.com or RSVP

Lead and children: Improving public policy and reducing children's exposure
Nov
10
5:45 pm17:45

Lead and children: Improving public policy and reducing children's exposure

  • MedChi, Baltimore

Workshop on lead exposure in children and public policy: Participants will learn about local and Maryland efforts to reduce lead exposure in children, where children fall through the cracks, and legislative, regulatory and public policy options to improve lead surveillance, intervention and remediation. RSVP here. Questions? Contact Tim Whitehouse at twhitehouse@psr.org or (240) 246-4492. 

Understanding Lead Poisoning in Baltimore and Maryland
Oct
27
5:45 pm17:45

Understanding Lead Poisoning in Baltimore and Maryland

  • MedChi, Baltimore

Workshop: Lead and the latest science on toxicity and developmental effects on children. Learn about medical and environmental interventions in Maryland and Baltimore, routes of lead exposure, and blood-lead levels in children, and identify gaps in current surveillance and lead intervention. RSVP here. Questions? Contact Tim Whitehouse at twhitehouse@psr.org or (240) 246-4492.

Baltimore Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemorations
Aug
7
Aug 9

Baltimore Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemorations

  • 33rd and N. Charles Streets Baltimore, MD

Events: Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemorations in Baltimore, August 7 and August 9, 2016. More information, contact mobuszewski [at] verizon.net.

Healthy Soil, Healthy Food, Healthy Planet - Speaker Sara Via, PhD
May
19
7:00 pm19:00

Healthy Soil, Healthy Food, Healthy Planet - Speaker Sara Via, PhD

  • Annapolis Friends Meetinghouse

Healthy soil is essential for food production, natural area and forest conservation, as well as climate-resilient gardening, agriculture, and forestry. Learn from University of Maryland biology and entomology professor Sara Via, PhD, what healthy soil is, how to know if you have it, and how to build it if you don’t. Dr. Via leads Chesapeake PSR's Climate Health Action Team.

Chesapeake PSR Annual Dinner
Apr
30
6:00 pm18:00

Chesapeake PSR Annual Dinner

  • Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Chesapeake PSR Annual Dinner, April 30. Guest speaker Paul Connett, PhD, is an expert on sustainable waste solutions and zero waste. For more information or to RSVP, contact Tim Whitehouse at twhitehouse@psr.org or (240) 246-4492.

Nov
3
6:00 pm18:00

Health and Policy Implications of Pesticide Exposure in Children

  • MedChi

Save the Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 6:00-8:30 pm

Where: MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, Osler Hall, 1211 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 21201

Guest speakers and presentation details here

Registration information available for medical and health professionals. Please contact Paula Minsk paula@mdaap.org.  Non-medical and health professionals, please contact Tim Whitehouse twhitehouse@psr.org for space availability.

Event sponsored by Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Oct
22
6:00 pm18:00

Meet Up to Network-Discuss Climate Change

  • Liam Flynn's Ale House

Join us for a networking and learning event on one of the most pressing health issues of our time -- climate change.  Meet friends, activists and those who care about living a health lifestyle. We've asked three guests to explain to us "climate change in four slides."  Let's see what they come up with!

Where: Liam Flynn's Ale House (in back of bar) 22 West North Ave. Baltimore Md. 21201

RSVP at at our Meet up page or by emailing twhitehouse@psr.org.

Sponsored by Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club, and Citizens Climate Lobby.

Oct
21
6:30 pm18:30

Robert K. Musil to Speak on Rachel Carson and Her Sisters

  • Poe Room, Enoch Pratt Free Library

In his new book, Rachel Carson and Her Sisters, Robert K. Musil, former PSR President and President of the Rachel Carson Council, redefines the achievements and legacy of Carson, linking her work to a wide network of American women activists and writers. Come join the author for a discussion of Rachel Carson's lasting legacy.

Central Library, Poe Room 400 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Oct
15
11:30 am11:30

Air Quality and Emission Inventories in Baltimore: A Hands-On Workshop

  • MedChi

 

Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society

Air Quality and Emission Inventories in Baltimore: A Hands-On Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015                       

Time: 11:30-2:30 pm

Where: MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, Osler Hall, 1221 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 21201                                                              

Register at http://tinyurl.com/02c03qm or by emailing twhitehouse@psr.org

BRING YOUR LAPTOP!

Workshop details and agenda here

For further information contact Tim Whitehouse at 240-246-4492 or twhitehouse@psr.org