Climate and Health: Local Impacts, Local Actions

Saturday, August 25th, 9:30am-12:30pm

UW Tacoma Tiago Library Building

1901 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

Are you a health professional or health advocate concerned about fossil fuel expansion, climate change, and impacts on your family and patients? Do you want to learn more about the impacts our region faces, solutions, and opportunities for action?

If you answered YES, please join us at our upcoming workshop! Sightline Institute ranks Tacoma as one of the most targeted locations in the Pacific Northwest for fossil fuel expansion projects. These proposals could put our health and the safety of our communities and patients at risk. Join members of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Protect Tacoma's Tideflats Coalition, and others as we work to protect the health of our communities using our powerful voices as health advocates.

This workshop will include presentations on climate change and health, local impacts in Tacoma, background on the Tideflats Subarea Planning process, and free speaking and written advocacy and communications tools training. 

Speakers include:

  • Marnie Boardman, MPH, Climate & Health Coordinator with the Washington Dept. of Health
  • Kenra Brewer, Tacoma RN
  • Chrissy Cooley, Protect Tacoma's Tideflats Coalition
  • Dr. Mark Vossler, cardiologist and Chair of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility's Climate & Health Task Force

 


More to be announced

This workshop is free, and light refreshments are provided.

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