Ecopsychology Cafe – Undoing Collective Narcissism, an interview with Jeanine Canty

Virtual , Canada

Everyone is welcome to attend CEN's virtual Ecopsychology Café! This month we will be in conversation with Jeanine Canty, Ph.D. about her latest book, "Returning the Self to Nature: Undoing Our Collective Narcissism and Healing Our Planet." Café Hours: Jul 19, 2023 9:30am PDT / 12:30pm EDT / 5:30pm BST Seeing the suffering of the […]

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Closing the Exposure Assessment Gap: A Case Study of Phthalates

Virtual , Canada

Exposure assessment is a core element of risk assessment, which is used as the basis for regulatory decision making on chemicals in the US. Exposure assessment systematically fails to provide realistic information to policymakers, leading to underestimates of risk and inadequate regulation. Phthalates, a class of chemicals that affect male reproductive development among other adverse […]

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Field Epi Response to the Climate and Health Crisis: Maternal & Child Health

Virtual , Canada

Globally, maternal and child health outcomes are significantly impacted both directly and indirectly by climate change. The presence of climate-related stressors can result in negative health effects, such as miscarriages, low birth weights, malnutrition, and respiratory illnesses. Furthermore, climate emergencies can hinder access to crucial sexual and reproductive health services. Join us to learn about […]

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Grassroots Versus Grasstops: The Complex Dynamics of Achieving a Just Transition

Virtual , Canada

Description The case for a just and equitable climate transition in Canada is clear and compelling. And climate activists and advocates across sectors are working to enable systemic transformation and policy change, shift mindsets and behaviour, mobilize mass movements, and more – all at the same time. But what is the relationship between top-down and […]

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Maintaining Balance in Challenging Times: A Talk with an Ecotherapist

Virtual , Canada

Wayfinder Society, powered by Algalita, is excited to welcome eco-psychologist and social worker, Andrea Bell, who will be joining us for a talk titled, “Maintaining Balance in Challenging Times”. You can register for this virtual event here. Addressing big systemic issues like plastic pollution, climate change, and environmental justice can be very emotionally draining — […]

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Transform Eco-Anxiety Pod: Teacher and Parent Training for the Challenges of Eco-Anxious Youth

Virtual , Canada

In 2021 The Lancet published a study which involved 10,000 youth from ten developed countries. They found that “75% of them think that the future is frightening,” and “56% of them believe that humanity is doomed.” A set of tools from existential ecology can be applied to help our youth have satisfying lives in the […]

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Getting Outside to Improve Health Safety

Virtual , Canada

The Beth Emeth Greening Committee offers a free online event to present Dr. Melissa Lem to address the importance of nature on human health. Dr. Melissa Lem is a Vancouver family physician who also works in rural and northern communities within Canada. Director of PaRx, Canada’s national nature prescription program powered by the BC Parks […]

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Weaving the Web: Soil, Pollinators and Human Health

Virtual , Canada

Join Jill Allison to learn about techniques to create a healthier home garden which include pollinators! This is a virtual event. Jill will review the effects of pesticides on pollinators, soil and human microbiome and how we as a community can affect change. Presenter: Jill Allison – Jill has a background in science and medicine […]

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Nurses Running for Office from ANHE

Virtual , Canada

Join us for August's ANHE Policy-Policy Advocacy Forum Call where we'll be learning more about running for office, why it's important for nurses to hold elected positions, and hear from nurses who have successfully run for office and who are in the beginning of the process. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucO2qqjsoEt0czM-R7z32XDoot-3LxeF3#/registration

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2023: Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-determination

Virtual , Canada

Virtual Commemoration on 9 August 2023 - Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-determination (09-10:30am EST/New York time) Link to register: https://tinyurl.com/Indigenous23 Interpretation will be available in English and Spanish. View Flyer: https://social.desa.un.org/sites/default/files/Concept%20Note%20Intl%20Day%202023_3.pdf Event Format  The virtual commemoration will include an opening segment with a traditional ceremony, followed by a pre-recorded statement from UN high level […]

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ANHE Fellowship: Impact through Nurse – Community Partnerships Part 2

The second cohort of the ANHE Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship officially ended on May 31st, 2023. We want to take some time to showcase some of the incredible work the fellows did – and are continuing to do – with their partner community-based organizations. ANHE is hosting a webinar series featuring nurses who participated in […]

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Asking Permission in Nature with Natalie Forrest

Virtual , Canada

Everyone is welcome to CEN's Ecopsychology Café. This month Natalie Forrest, Ph.D. will talk about Seeking Permission in Nature. Café Hours: Wed Aug 16, 2023 9:30am PDT / 12:30pm EDT Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZUkc... Natalie Forrest has a Ph.D in Applied EcoPsychology. Her Master’s Thesis was on the importance of being mindful […]

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Climate of distress: youth mental health and climate change

Virtual , Canada

Join us to discuss the impact of climate distress on youth mental health, including key challenges and opportunities. Join us as we share results from a nationally representative survey focusing on the intersection of climate change and young people's mental health. This event aims to shed light on the impact of climate distress on the […]

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Resilience in a Summer of Weather Extremes

Virtual , Canada

What can we learn from a summer of raging wild fires, soaring heat waves, and devastating flooding to rebuild more resilient communities? July 2023 has been a month of climate crisis around the world, raging wild fires, soaring heat waves, and devastating flooding. What can we learn from this moment to rebuild more resilient communities […]

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Reconnecting with Nature for Peace and Wellbeing

Virtual , Canada

Research shows that connecting with nature brings many benefits to our mental health. So, join us to explore easy ways to reconnect. When was the last time you listened intently to a birdsong or touched the bark of a tree? Paused to smell the flowers and appreciate your surroundings? In today's fast-paced world, and over […]

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Using Coaching To Work With Young People To Help Them Address The Climate Challenge

Virtual , Canada

This monthly meeting facilitated by Robert Bell will focus on tools to use in school for “Climate Class.” A technique using existential ecology (which includes a related text) will be examined. It can be put into place to provide an essential pathway to happiness in today’s times for our secondary school students. If you are […]

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The Climate Crisis and Mental Health

Virtual , Canada

Marilee Feldman will present on the intersection of mental health and the climate crisis. Explores how psychology can help with climate anxiety, grief, and despair. ** This event registration is for virtual attendance only. Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/virtual-registration-the-climate-crisis-and-mental-health-tickets-677795343117?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&from=08ad4dae2fe811eea58e4e05d783cd74&keep_tld=1 For in-person attendance, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-person-registration-the-climate-crisis-and-mental-health-tickets-677999533857?aff=oddtdtcreator  

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Decarbonizing Health Care: Taking the Next Step to Reduce Your Organization’s Emissions

Virtual , Canada

Join the National Academy of Medicine, Health Care Without Harm, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Practice Greenhealth for a webinar on Decarbonizing Health Care, August 29 from 2-3 pm ET! The webinar will feature decarbonization stories from health systems and highlight resources from each respective organization to assist health leaders in advancing their efforts to reduce […]

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Julius Lindsay & Syrus Marcus Ware Talk About Climate Justice

Virtual , Canada

Understanding the connection between climate change, environmental racism, and social justice is crucial to finding equitable and sustained responses to the climate crisis. Join Julius and Syrus on Tuesday September 5th for a conversation on climate justice and its connection to the environmental movement, art practice, and BIPOC communities in c\a\n\a\d\a. Their discussion will touch on key […]

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International Day of Clean Air for blue skies 2023

Across the Planet

The theme for the fourth annual International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, "Together for Clean Air", highlights the urgent need for stronger partnerships, increased investment, and share responsibility for overcoming air pollution. Air pollution, indoors and outdoors, directly impacts human and ecosystem health. We all share and breathe the same air; thus, we […]

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Join the Youth Climate Week of Action

Virtual , Canada

Join the Youth Climate Week of Action which offers an engaging series of workshops, webinars, and activities from Sept 11 to 15. In the lead up to the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 15, we invite you to celebrate, support and amplify youth-led climate action. Our Youth Climate Week of Action offers an engaging series […]

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Transformative food systems governance and the environmental agenda: Lessons from the national and city level

Virtual , Canada

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) are hosting an online webinar to launch the Food systems governance and the environmental agenda discussion paper and policy note, on September 13th, 2023, from 15h to 16h CEST. How can we tackle the triple planetary crisis by using food […]

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Climate Connections: Agriculture Edition

Virtual , Canada

The climate imperative presents enormous challenges for industries that must now align their strategy and operations with the goal of a low-carbon economy. As industry steps up to meet these pressing new climate challenges, there are exciting new opportunities for the translation of research into impact. Enter Climate Connections, our problem-driven event series that connects solution-seekers […]

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Responsive Regulation versus Network Governance: Towards Interorganizational Complexity in Net Zero Transition

Virtual , Canada

Abstract How should we think about how countries regulate the transition to net zero? Based on a Canadian case study and a review of scholarly literature and policy documents, my claim in the presentation is that we should think about it as an interorganizational complex of state and non-state regulation. State and non-state regulation are […]

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Chemicals and Pregnancy Complications: Findings from Nontargeted Analysis

Virtual , Canada

Toxic chemicals are ubiquitous in the environment. Fewer than one percent of the more than 40,000 chemicals imported, processed, or used in the U.S. are regularly biomonitored. Still fewer have been evaluated for adverse health outcomes during pregnancy. Chemical exposures during pregnancy have been linked with lifelong consequences for maternal and child health including cardiovascular […]

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Global Climate Strike 2023 – across Canada & Worldwide

Across Canada

Friday September 15, 2023 Join us for the Global Climate Strike as we demand policymakers and world leaders to prioritize #PeopleNotProfit! We demand that our Governments listen to MAPA voices and immediately work to provide Loss & Damage Finance to the communities most affected by the climate crisis. * plan * organize * participate * […]

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Impacts of Heat on Health in Early Life – A Climate Week at Penn Event

Virtual , Canada

A discussion on the alarming consequences of rising temperatures on human health, with a specific focus fetuses and newborns. Climate change has significant implications for human health, particularly through the exacerbation of extreme heat events. This panel brings together health experts to discuss the alarming consequences of rising temperatures on human health, with a specific […]

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Successes and Challenges of Coordinating Across Sectors to Enhance Preparedness and Response to Environmental Health Disasters

Virtual , Canada

This webinar will provide the environmental public health workforce with best practices and strategies for overcoming the challenges of coordinating across sectors to enhance preparedness and response to environmental health disasters. This will be a moderated panel session consisting of environmental public health emergency experts from federal, state, and local organizations. Moderator Kai Elgethun - […]

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Keeping Indoor Air Safe for Little Lungs: A CEH Day Event

Virtual , Canada

A discussion of best practices to improve indoor air at schools, daycare centers, childcare facilities, and at home.  Improving indoor air will reduce the prevalence of asthma attacks and infectious disease transmission. This event is part of the nationwide celebration of Children’s Environmental Health Day on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Speakers at this webinar include: […]

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CANE-ACIIE AGM – Please attend!

Virtual , Canada

The CANE-ACIIE AGM is on the 15th of October 2023  which will start off with a special webinar showcasing CANE’s work over the last year. Radon Assessment Tool, presented by Kasey Knowles Rapid Review: Perinatal Environmental and Climate Health Assessment Tools presented by Emilie Tremblay and Alysha Jones Nursing Toolkit for Planetary Health presented by […]

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Where is the Money? Investment and divestment considerations for healthcare workers, associations, and foundations

Virtual , Canada

On Thursday, October 19th, join CASCADES and the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care for a panel discussion of perspectives on finance, climate, and the health sector. As we approach COP28, many of us will be hearing more and more analysis of the role money and investment plays in shaping climate policy. Pension plans, hospital […]

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National Environmental Justice Strategy: A Conversation with Amanda Monforton

Virtual , Canada

From the Canadian Coalition for Environmental and Climate Justice We invite you to join us for an important conversation regarding a national environmental justice strategy with guest speaker Amanda Monforton, Director of Policy Development within Environment and Climate Change Canada's Strategic Policy Branch. Amanda and her team are leading the development of the strategy. This […]

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The Colonial Urge to Commodify the Climate Crisis: Unpacking False Solutions

Virtual , Canada

Two-Part Webinar Learning Series: The Colonial Urge to Commodifying the Climate Crisis from Indigenous Climate Action Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023 and Thursday, November 16, 2023 Time: 1PM PT / 2PM MT / 3PM CT / 4PM ET / 5PM AT Location: Zoom Series Description: Indigenous Climate Action is dedicated to raising awareness about the […]

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Music Declares Emergency X Youth Climate Corps Letter Writing (Virtual Party!)

Virtual , Canada

Join this Music Declares Emergency X Youth Climate Corps Letter Writing (Virtual Party!) THIS Saturday Oct 28! 🎉 Come enjoy 1 hr of brilliant music performances while writing letters to Members of Parliament demanding a Youth Climate Corps. 3 – 4 pm Eastern time on Zoom. #Nurses4PlanetaryHealth Register: https://bit.ly/49bmCFy

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Reducing our environmental impact in primary care

Virtual , Canada

Join Ilona Hale, MD, to explore new ideas in environmentally sustainable practice. Going far beyond recycle bins and LED lights, the webinar will help participants see the connection between the environment and high-quality care concepts like patient-centred care, de-prescribing and health promotion. “Practicing high quality, low carbon care can improve patient outcomes, decrease the burden on our healthcare system, reduce provider […]

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Launching the 2023 Report of the Lancet Countdown

Virtual , Canada

Launching the 2023 Report of the Lancet Countdown: Registration now open   Join us on the 15th November 2023 at 14:00 GMT for our live, virtual launch event.    Click here to register for the virtual global launch of the 2023 Report    The 2023 Report of the Lancet Countdown draws on the expertise of […]

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The Colonial Urge to Commodify the Climate Crisis: Uplifting Real Solutions

Virtual , Canada

Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET  Series Description from Indigenous Climate Action Indigenous Climate Action is dedicated to raising awareness about the impacts of climate change on Indigenous communities and advocating for sustainable solutions that respect Indigenous sovereignty, knowledge, and cultural practices. As we navigate the complexities posed by this climate crisis, it […]

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Applied Fundamentals of Sustainable Health Systems: Sustainable Perioperative Care Pt 1

Virtual , Canada

Perioperative care has an outsized environmental impact via its substantial waste production, generation of direct emissions, and energy use. It is recognized as a significant area of opportunity for reducing healthcare’s environmental footprint. Over two sessions, participants will gain knowledge, develop skills, and forge collaborations that will help them advocate for and participate in a […]

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The Walrus Talks at Home: The Health and Climate Crisis

Virtual , Canada

The intersection of climate change and health in Canada is an urgent concern. As temperatures rise, Canada is witnessing an increase in heat-related illnesses, the proliferation of vector-borne diseases, and worsening air quality, especially in urban areas. The mental health toll from extreme weather events and climate uncertainty is also evident. Vulnerable populations, including Indigenous […]

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Applied Fundamentals of Sustainable Health Systems: Sustainable Perioperative Care Pt 2

Virtual , Canada

Perioperative care has an outsized environmental impact via its substantial waste production, generation of direct emissions, and energy use. It is recognized as a significant area of opportunity for reducing healthcare’s environmental footprint. Over two sessions, participants will gain knowledge, develop skills, and forge collaborations that will help them advocate for and participate in a […]

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Freshwater Science: Testing Waters and Fish for Pharmaceuticals and PFAS Contamination On-Site

Virtual , Canada

Pharmaceuticals and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a growing concern for water quality management, as their presence is increasing while most water treatment plants can’t completely remove them from their water output. Fish exposed to contaminated water can take up these chemicals, which are a concern to human health when ingested. Accurate methods for […]

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Opportunities for Battery-Powered Micro-Mobility in Health Care

Virtual , Canada

As part of the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative we are excited to deliver three webinars to increase public and industry awareness, knowledge and confidence in battery-powered micro-mobility (BPMM) solutions. Join us for the first webinar in our ZEVAI project series, as we welcome champions from the Yukon Home Care Program and Hillside […]

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Recalibrating Our Economic Compass: Embracing Circularity for a Healthy Planet

A new economic paradigm is no longer a mere option but an urgent necessity. The circular economy, a model that mimics nature's cyclical patterns, offers a concrete path toward a sustainable and equitable future, ushering in an era of resource stewardship and prosperity. Circularity concepts challenge the fundamental assumptions of our "take-make-dispose linear economic system. […]

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Leadership for Change: Toward Sustainable Health Systems Course

Virtual , Canada

Course Dates January 23 & 30 and February 6 & 13, 2024  (Zoom) Tuesdays at 9:00am–12:00pm PT | 12:00–3:00pm ET | 1:00–4:00pm AT To register for this course, please complete the statement of interest form. We are accepting statements on a rolling basis through December 2023 for our waitlist as the enrolment capacity has been […]

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Environment and Health Seminar Series: PFAS in cosmetics and personal care products with Dr. Amy Rand

Virtual , Canada

When and Where Wednesday, January 24, 2024 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Speaker Dr. Amy Rand Description About the Seminar Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a diverse group of anthropogenic chemicals used in commercial products and industrial processes. Previous studies have demonstrated their presence in cosmetic and personal care products as ingredients, impurities in […]

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CHE Café: Multisolving for climate, chemicals & health

Virtual , Canada

We’re now in the dangerous, uncharted territory climate scientists have been warning about for decades. Meanwhile, biologists and toxicologists are sounding the alarm about surpassing the “planetary boundary” for chemical pollution, beyond which both ecosystems and our health are endangered. We know climate change and chemical pollution are related in ways that can accelerate both […]

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Value Change for Survival: Facing Climate Change from a Haudenosaunee Point of View

Virtual , Canada

Tuscarora historian, artist, and educator, Rick Hill currently serves as the Indigenous Innovation Specialist for Mohawk College in the development of a new school on Climate Action. "By rebuilding our personal relationship to the Mother Earth, we will embrace the values necessary to ensure future generations will be born into a sustainable world. This presentation […]

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Just Get Over It: An Indigenous-led Approach to Learning about Colonialism

Virtual , Canada

We will be joined by Dr. Dawn Lavell Harvard and Anjeni Lovelady from Trent University to introduce the Just Get Over It (JGOI) exercise that the First Peoples House of Learning developed. The JGOI is an experiential learning opportunity that allows participants to learn and understand the timeline of colonialism in Canada and its effects […]

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Environment Seminar Series: Ground Truth: Toward a Sociology of Late Industrial Soils with Scott Frickel

Virtual , Canada

When and Where Wednesday, January 31, 2024 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Speakers Scott Frickel Description About the Seminar This talk introduces my new research project that will reconstruct a history of soil contamination science and policy and its relationship to broader socio-ecological processes of environmental inequality and urbanization. Set mainly in Providence, Rhode Island […]

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Environment Seminar Series: Extraction: The Frontiers of Green Capitalism with Thea Riofrancos

Virtual , Canada

When and Where Wednesday, February 07, 2024 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Speakers Thea Riofrancos Description About the Seminar Will green capitalism save us from the climate crisis? "Clean" technologies and renewable energy are certainly growing sites of capitalist investment, with government policies playing a key role in making these sectors profitable. But the supply […]

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