Webinar: Employing Energy Efficiency to Protect Health and Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change

Tue, Aug 6, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6961079984083993613

ACEEE’s new webinar series explores the intersections of health, environment, and energy, and highlights the latest research from experts in these fields, emphasizing promising practices in program design and policy implementation. Join us for our second webinar in the series, “Employing Energy Efficiency to Protect Health and Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change.”

Energy efficiency is a cost-effective strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the health effects of climate change. By saving energy in buildings and making vehicles more fuel efficient, we reduce our need to burn fossil fuels to generate electricity. These reductions in pollution mean big gains for health.

Doctors will share their experiences advocating for energy efficiency policies as a strategy to mitigate the health effects of climate change in state legislatures. Experts will also discuss how energy efficiency can play a role in protecting public health by reducing greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants.

Speakers

  • Mona Sarfaty, MD MPH FAAFP, Executive Director, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University
  • Aparna Bole, MD FAAP, Medical Director, Community Integration, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Cassandra Kubes, Research Manager, Health and Environment, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

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