To mark the 20th anniversary of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), we’re hosting a series of informal, online conversations with leading thinkers, researchers and innovators in the field of environmental health and justice.
Our fourth CHE Café will feature a conversation between Dr. Linda Birnbaum and Dr. Ami Zota, two innovative leaders in efforts to promote environmental health and justice in the U.S..
The harm to human health of chemical exposures is now recognized as a global crisis on par with climate change and biodiversity loss. Effectively addressing this challenge means adopting new approaches that recognize the complexity of systems with multi-disciplinary approaches, prioritize precaution and prevention, and address disproportionate impacts and environmental injustices.
The conversation will explore current progress and challenges in the field, and how best to move toward a world with air, water and food that doesn’t threaten human health.
“The recognition that exposures are always to multiple stressors – chemical, physical, social, economic, and of course climate - is transforming how we view cumulative exposures.” - Dr. Linda Birnbaum
“Securing environmental and climate justice is the biggest challenge of our time. My work seeks to build a more just and healthy future by advancing scientific inquiry, training diverse leaders and supporting community-led strategies for structural change.” - Dr. Ami Zota
CHE co-founder Steve Heilig, Associate Executive Director of the San Francisco Medical Society, will moderate the conversation. This CHE Café is co-sponsored by The New School at Commonweal.
NOTE: Originally scheduled for Dec 2 - those who have already signed up do not need to re-register.