HIP Environmental Health Classes Winter 2018
Climate Change: What You Can Do to Live a Low-Carbon Life
Wed 02/07-02/21 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Instructor: Steve Attinger, Jane Rosten
Location: Medical School Office Building (MSOB), Rm 303
BeWell Engagement or Berry
* Are you concerned about climate change?
* Do you want to reduce your carbon emissions, but aren?t sure what has the most impact?
* Do you enjoy having support when tackling a personal goal?
Climate disruption, one of the foremost challenges of our time, has many implications for both our personal health and the health of our planet. Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), the primary cause, has increased to levels never observed before and well beyond the level deemed safe by scientists. With a recent U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, many are asking what they can do. Fortunately, we can take action with a variety of approaches to safeguard the planet, and in the process save money, increase community, and improve wellness.
This fun class is comprised of two sessions, designed to turn good environmental intentions into action. The course takes the guesswork out of which actions are most impactful, giving you a roadmap for where to spend precious time. You?ll be introduced to skills such as how to green your transportation, save energy at home, reuse/recycle better, green your finances, shop mindfully, make dietary changes, fly green, impact policy, and more!
Over the two sessions we?ll explore these topics, encourage concrete action in one or more areas, learn tips and tricks from other participants, and help problem-solve barriers in a supportive group atmosphere.
Facilitators: Steve Attinger, MBA, CGBP, Environmental Sustainability Manager City of Mountain View; Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, Environmental Behavior Change Manager, Stanford HIP.
Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
, STAP/EA Funds:
Enrollment: Current: 2 (Min: 0, Max: 25)
Class Code: locarb-01
FREE WEBINAR: Dozens of Dirty Dozens: Reducing Hidden Toxins in Your Everyday Life
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Barbara Erny, MD
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible
In our everyday life we are exposed to a countless variety of environmental toxins. How can we minimize our exposure and the damage they can do to our bodies? In this noon-hour lecture with Dr. Barbara Erny, learn about the toxins most harmful to our health and simple ways we can reduce our exposure. You will learn the fruits and vegetables with the lowest levels of pesticide residue, what fish are safest to eat, and be given tips on finding alternative personal products, household cleaners, and the safest plastics. Dr. Erny will discuss the current regulation on product ingredients and what more should be done.
Instructor: Barbara C. Erny, Stanford MD. Dr. Erny is an ophthalmologist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for over 20 years, and gives talks on environmental health for Physicians for Social Responsibility.