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Waste Justice: Health & Climate Justice Lecture Series

July 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Waste Justice: Health & Climate Justice Lecture Series

A big part of addressing the threats of climate change includes addressing how we dispose of our waste.  A 2009 report entitled “Opportunities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Materials and Land Management Practices” found that approximately 42% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were associated with the energy used to produce, process, transport, and dispose of the food we eat and the goods we produce and use.

Addressing food waste, ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, and embarking on waste-to-energy processes (incineration, gasification, pyrolysis) to combust waste and covert it to heat/electricity are just a few solutions aimed at addressing this problem. As health professionals, it is important that we are aware of waste disposal practices in our community impacting our patients.

In addition, we must be aware that hospitals generate over five million tons of waste each year, from ordinary trash to medical waste!

Please join community and University leaders working at the intersections of climate change and waste justice in a discussion on July 28th from 12 noon- 1:15PM.

Register for the webinar here.


July 28, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Virtual Event
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