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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or RSVP.
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 email@example.com or (240) 246-4492.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (240) 246-4492.
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.
Event: How Climate Change Will Affect Public Health and the Practice of Medicine in Maryland. April 7, 2016, 6-8:30 p.m., Baltimore. Sponsored by Chesapeake PSR, MedChi, American Academy of Pediatrics and Center for a Healthy Maryland. Walk-ins welcomed! (CME credits are available.)
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
Registration information available for medical and health professionals. Please contact Paula Minsk email@example.com. Non-medical and health professionals, please contact Tim Whitehouse firstname.lastname@example.org for space availability.
Event sponsored by Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility.
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
Sponsored by Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club, and Citizens Climate Lobby.
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
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
BRING YOUR LAPTOP!
Workshop details and agenda here
For further information contact Tim Whitehouse at 240-246-4492 or email@example.com