"I view my role in the movement as speaking truth to power, educating those in positions to make real change about the health risks of climate change and convincing them to take necessary action." Read Mark's story.
Mary Margaret Thomas, RN, MSN, NC-BC
"Much like the human body, our planet and its ecosystems are constantly adapting every moment of every day to maintain homeostasis--but it, too, has its limits. The importance of climate change is bigger than political factions and individual agendas. It will not wait while we are paralyzed with fear or indecision." Read Mary Margaret's story.
Michael Soman, MD, MPH
"I was deeply struck that there was a blindingly bright connection between what I took care of every day in my practice--related to prevention and management of acute and chronic illness and pursuit of wellness--with the concepts of prevention and healing of both acute and chronic insults to our environment and our planet." Read Michael's story.
Lou Vontver, MD, MEd
"I was most interested in the projected population of the world (10 billion people by year 2030), and concerned about the forces that decreased environmental resources needed to sustain that number, such as loss of land due to erosion, building roads and cities, desertification, loss of forests, water shortages, ozone depletion, increased atmospheric CO2, and the need for energy." Read Lou's story.
Larry Freeman, MD
"I believe the unique perspective stemming from our role as physicians creates for us a platform for speaking to the concerns regarding climate change more from a moral, ethical, and constructive perspective than would be true for other entities. Our only agenda is to advocate for health and the interconnectedness of all living beings, including Earth herself." Read Larry's story.
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility engages the community to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world.