Rachel Carson: A Pioneer for Science-based Policy Connecting Environment and Health

University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health Lecture

PA IPL’s Patricia DeMarco, PhD (Senior Scholar, Chatham University) will be giving a lecture, “Rachel Carson: A Pioneer for Science-based Policy Connecting Environment and Health,” on September 20th!

Born in Allegheny County, pioneering naturalist Rachel Carson (1907-1964) used her knowledge of science and her early understanding of the interconnectedness of all living things to advocate for policy based on science. We must adjust our ways of interacting with the Earth and each other to align more closely to accommodate the laws of chemistry, physics, physiology, and ecology. Dr. DeMarco is the author of Pathways to Our Sustainable Future – A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017).

This lecture is free and open to public. Please email cfreynoldsmhs@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.

For more information see https://cfreynoldsmhs.blogspot.com.

Global Climate Jobs Conference 2022

We know the points of convergence between the labor and the climate movements are immense, but that several challenges lie ahead of us. It is nevertheless of extreme importance and urgency to cut emissions and do so by drawing on plans that are created by the workers and communities and in regard to their interests and needs.

Often, we do know what work needs to be carried out in order to cut emissions, but workers are being left out of the discussion and climate science is being disregarded. We need to build a movement that not only is capable of setting its own program, but also has the power to implement it.

With this goal in mind, we are bringing together people from all around the world, and bringing together the labor and climate movements to discuss how we win a program that can allow us to stop climate collapse. Join Global Climate Jobs for two days of thematic sessions about the strategies, technical and social perspectives, and challenges we face in building Climate Jobs Campaigns.

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Invited speakers:

    • Negrai Adve
    • Max Ajl
    • Chris Baugh
    • Jeremy Brecher
    • Leonor Canadas
    • Claire Cohen
    • Rehad Desai
    • Patricia DeMarco
    • Suzanne Jeffrey
    • Paul LeBlanc
    • Josua Mata
    • Suda Sim Meriç
    • Jonathan Neale
    • Andreas Yetterstad


Schedule:

All the sessions will be recorded and available online. Sessions will be 1 hour and 30 minutes and will be composed of an introduction by the invited speakers and a workshop space between the participants.

All times in London time.

Saturday, September 17

12:00 [7 am ET] – General Session: Strategic Orientation

14:00 [9 am ET] – Special Sessions
1)  Building Climate Jobs Movements
2)  Food and Farming

16:00 [11 am ET] – Special Sessions
1)  Ecofeminism
2)  Racism and Refugees

Sunday, September 18

12:00 [7 am ET] – General Session: Workers in the Fossil Fuel industry

14:00 [9 am ET] – Special Sessions
1) Cutting Emissions: PA IPL’s Patricia DeMarco, PhD will be on this panel
2) Resilience

16:00 [11 am ET] – General Session: Summing Up

Faith in Place’s 2022 Green Team Summit — Rooted Together!

Join Faith in Place’s Green Team Summit, Rooted Together on September 11-14th. The 7th Annual Summit will by a hybrid event, fully accessible online with in person watch parties across Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

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Faith in Place is the proud IL, IN & WI affiliate of Interfaith Power and Light. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers people of all faiths to be leaders in caring for the Earth. At the summit we will engage faith and spiritual leaders from across the Midwest – connecting communities to environmental justice, healing & climate resilience.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, is the chief climate scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a distinguished professor and chair at Texas Tech University. She can often be found talking to people about why Climate Change matters and what we can do to fix it!

Join us to be inspired and encouraged in your environmental work by registering for free at greenteamsummit.org. Everyone is invited! The Summit is made possible because of sponsorships and donations from Individuals, Corporations, and Organizations.

This year Individual Sponsors can honor or recognize someone or something special to them on our Green Team Summit website such as:

    • A loved one
    • An essential worker
    • A mentor
    • A favorite organization
    • A treasured place
    • An admirable cause
    • A sponsorship in your own name also helps make the Summit free to all attendees

This special honor is a wonderful gift for a birthday, graduation, anniversary, retirement, or other celebration as the message will remain on our Summit website for one year! Please see the sponsorship options – Sponsor as an Individual — 2022 Green Team Summit – any donation is greatly appreciated!

See you at the Summit!