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PEPH Webinar: One Health
This one hour One Health webinar emphasizes the connection between human health and the health of animals and the environment – with the goal of improving all health. Like environmental public health, One Health encourages collaborative efforts from different disciplines and backgrounds to achieve its goals locally, nationally, and globally. However, we continue to refine our understanding of how the two interrelate and how One Health approaches may already be taking place within the environmental health sciences. In this context, we will hear from two presenters: the first will talk about One Health in action from a broad perspective, and…
PennEnvironment Clean Air Rally
Pittsburghers have a right to breathe clean air, free from pollution that will give us cancer or asthma. But right now we breathe some of the worst air in the country, ranking in the top 2% of U.S. counties for cancer risk from air pollution. We’re going to rally at the Allegheny County Courthouse downtown to show our leaders that Pittsburghers demand cleaner air.
The Shale Dilemma – Book Launch and Discussion
President Trump has forged ahead with the America-First Energy Policy, expanding oil and gas extraction while slashing health and environmental regulations. Other countries like Germany and France eschewed shale altogether. Why do countries make such different energy choices? How can we move forward in balancing the benefits and costs from shale? Join a discussion with Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, associate professor from the University of Pittsburgh and Reid Frazier and Amy Sisk, journalists from StateImpact Pennsylvania. We examine shale issues from across the globe and to our local communities that are hosting shale wells, pipelines, disposal wells, and cracker plants.
Speakers Panel About Proposed Toxic Cracker Plants in Our Region
How will our city be impacted by the proposed upwind petrochemical plants? Can we afford to accept Allegheny County’s rank in the top 2% of cancer rates ? What can we do to prevent the proposed plants? What can we do to to prevent the supporting infrastructure from threatening our air and water? The presentation will feature Matt Mehalik, executive director of the Breathe Project, and a panel of dedicated activists: Rev. John Creasy, pastor of the Open Door Church- Garfield, permaculture teacher and farmer at Garfield Community Farm, Boar Member of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, and the Pittsburgh Presbytery Peacemaking Team….
Cabinet in Your Community
This is an opportunity for officials, stakeholders and citizens to engage with state cabinet members about issues of importance in their communities. (This event was cancelled earlier due to weather). RSVP by March 16 or call 570-614-2090. The meeting is at the Mon Valley Career ad Technical Center, 5 Guttman Ave., Charleroi, Pa.
Fracking in Our Future?
The gas industry is moving into Allegheny County. Come hear Larry Schweiger, a leading voice in the environmental movement nationally and in Pennsylvania, speak on this serious climate change threat. Larry has also served as President and CEO of PennFuture, the National Wildlife Federation, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and is a current co-chair of Climate Reality.