350 Humboldt Speaker Series: Health Benefits of Climate Action
Start: Monday, October 04, 2021• 7:00 PM • Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)
This is a virtual event
The Health Benefits of Climate Action: They're bigger than you think
Wendy Ring, M.D. looks at climate action through the health lens. In this Zoom presentation she'll talk about local climate health impacts, the benefits of climate actions and how to communicate about them to the public. We’ll also hear her perspective on the threat of coal trains rolling down the Eel River canyon.
Wendy Ring is a longtime Humboldt resident. She received her MD and Masters degree in Public Health from Columbia University. As the founder and medical director of Humboldt's first mobile clinic, she cared for Humboldt's homeless, undocumented, and uninsured for over 20 years. Now retired, she is a full-time advocate for climate action. Back in 2012, her first act was to ride a bicycle across the country on a speaking tour about the health impacts of climate change.
Wendy works on climate with state and national health professional groups as well as in our local community, and produces a radio show/podcast called Cool Solutions, about climate action from the bottom up, which airs on radio stations across the US.