June 3, 2017 | 12:00PM-2:00PM PST
Location: Mosier Community School, 1204 Historic Columbia River Highway (US-30 E).
Sponsor: Oregon PSR
More information: One year after the Mosier oil train disaster, activists gather in Mosier to make a statement against additional oil trains coming through the Columbia River Gorge. Bring yourself, friends, lunch, a hat and sturdy shoes for walking if you want to hike afterwards.
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Location: Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies – June 12th-13th
Sponsor: Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, Climate for Health, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment
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Trans-Federal Workshop on Extreme Events, Environmental Health, and the Elderly: Scientific Evidence, Cultural Considerations, and Sustainable Solutions
EPA William Jefferson Clinton East
1301 Constitution Ave NW, Room 1153 – The Map Room
Washington, DC 20229
Sponsor: EPA, National Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIEHS), National Institute of Aging (NIA), Indian Health Service (IHS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary (HHS)
More information: This workshop focuses on the effects of environmental changes such as extreme weather and manmade disasters on aging populations. Given the broad interests of the participating federal agencies in diverse environmental health issues in vulnerable populations, workshop topics incorporate a variety of elder population groups including:
- Tribal respect for elderly and how a changing environment is effecting maintenance of culture through intergenerational transmission;
- African American culture related to respect for elderly, faith, and resilience;
- Latino and Asian traditional vs assimilated cultural attitudes about elderly;
- Low income, rural, and remote population concerns; and
- Low income, vulnerable coastal urban population concerns (this would include riverine and lacustrine/lakeside communities as well as marine/oceanside communities).
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June 14, 2017 | 10:00AM-2:00PM EST
Location: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J Street, 13th and J, Sacramento, CA 95814
Sponsor: Public Health Advocates
More information: Join Public Health Advocates in Sacramento for a one-day conference on “Tackling the HEALTH POLITICS of Water.” Let’s protect, distribute, promote and ensure access to safe drinking water for everybody in every community in California and beyond.
Greatbatch Pavilion, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin Complex
143 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214
Sponsor: NYSERDA and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
More information: Join NYSERDA and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo in a convening with state agencies and local and national funders. By working in partnership across sectors, New York State can become the first state to pursue a comprehensive strategy to make residential energy more affordable while protecting children from respiratory illness, lead poisoning and other home health hazards.